In a heartbreaking update, Sonali Bendre informed her fans and followers on social media that she has been diagnosed with “high grade cancer that has metastised” after which celebrities including Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh and Ileana D’Cruz tweeted prayers for her quick recovery. Sonali, on her verified Twitter and Instagram accounts, said that she is currently undergoing treatment in New York as advised to her by doctors.
Messages and prayers, in the meantime, are pouring in on Twitter. Karan Johar sent across love and strength to the “true fighter and a solid soul” in his post – Sonali featured in the films Duplicate and Kal Ho Naa Ho, which were bankrolled by his Dharma Productions. “Deeply saddened & shaken by this news,” Riteish Deshmukh tweeted while Sophie Choudry prayed for her in her post as did Ileana D’Cruz and Vivek Oberoi. On her Instagram post, Sonam Kapoor, Arjun Kapoor, Karan Wahi and Manish Malhotra wished her “positivity” and loads of love.
Here’s what celebrities posted for Sonali:
Godspeed ,love and strength to a true fighter and a solid soul!!!❤️❤️❤️ https://t.co/fvUOpD9ubW
— Karan Johar (@karanjohar) July 4, 2018
You are a fighter, always have been! Sending you all our love & support @iamsonalibendre! Hoping to see you fit and fine super soon!
— Anil Kapoor (@AnilKapoor) July 4, 2018
— Riteish Deshmukh (@Riteishd) July 4, 2018
Sending you strength and love! ♥️
— Ileana D'Cruz (@Ileana_Official) July 4, 2018
Sonali Bendre is the star of films English Babu Desi Mem, Duplicate, Major Saab, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehta Hain, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Diljale and Sarfarosh. She was last seen in a cameo in Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara! in 2013.
Sonali Bendre is married to filmmaker Goldie Behl since 2002. They parent a 12-year-old son Ranveer.