Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre who fought a battle with cancer has touched down to India post her treatment from the US. The actress has now showed off her 20-inch scar post the surgery penning a moving post for a photoshoot. Her photoshoot has since then gone vial which stands as an inspiration for many out there battling with an ailment. “The idea was almost preposterous. An almost bald head, barely any make-up and a huge scar was not the norm for @vogueindia. But, I guess that’s my new normal. Of course I had my reservations, and, if I dare say, insecurities – but a candid conversation with the lovely ladies @priya_tanna and @anaitashroffadajania cleared my doubts. And before I knew it, I was standing in front of the camera, ready to uncover my new reality,” she posted.
“The icing on the cake was the fact that I needed one-third of the time for hair and make-up. So I closed my eyes and jumped into it, full throttle, and this is the result. Thank you, @meghamahindru for telling my story; and thank you @ridburman for understanding my story and saying it so beautifully through your lens. If there’s a piece of advice I can give you all after this, it would be to ‘Find your new normal’. It’s very liberating,” it further added.
Speaking at a Conclave over her fight with the ailment, she said, “I kept thinking what did I do wrong. I realised that we have done nothing wrong if we have got this disease. Every cancer is different. The symptoms and treatments are different and every human body deals with it differently. There are no formulas to it. That, I think, was the biggest takeaway for me. I don’t know why people hide it and don’t talk about it. As soon as I put that post out which was basically because I didn’t want rumours or distortion, the response was so overwhelming.”