Popular not only up in North India, but actress Sonali Bendre turned heads down south and in Tamil cinema after shaking her feet to the “Humma Humma” song in Bombay and eventually going on to star in the smash hit film, Kadhalar Dhinam.

Sonali Bendre Behl, who got married to Hindi filmmaker Goldie Behl, was diagnosed with high-grade cancer in July 2018 and underwent treatment for about five months in New York.

Now, Sonali is back in action on the film sets having beaten cancer successfully and announced her return on her social networking page saying, “Being back on a set after a major sabbatical – one that has been testing in many ways on so many levels – is a surreal feeling.”

Check out Sonali Bendre's complete statement as well as a video she has released on her Facebook page:

In addition, today (04.02.2019) being the World Cancer Day, Sonali Bendre had words of encouragement on her Instagram page for all those battling the dreaded disease. 


World Cancer Day… who would have thought it would become such a thing… but it has! And just the mere mention of the C word brings dread in the hearts of anyone who hears it. We fear it so much that we’d rather not talk about it… which is why it’s important to have a day where we pull out the band aid and help us deal with this disease. I was scared too, but soon realised that burying my head in the sand was not the way to deal with this. And so… with the little experience I have had, I urge you all to take the time to understand it. There's more to cancer than being emotional or weak or even being called a fighter or a survivor. It requires you to study it, find out what works for you and to be diligent about your treatment. It requires days of strongly believing in oneself, of knowing that tomorrow will be better than today. It is not a fight against negative thoughts. It's taking a stand to not give in, no matter what. Most importantly, it is about living every day, and not just surviving. Just taking it #OneDayAtATime makes it easier to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #WorldCancerDay

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