On July 4, Sonali Bendre revealed that she is fighting a high-stage cancer and is undergoing a course of treatment in New York. The actress has been admitted to Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre and continues to inspire millions with her courage. Now, we bring to you an exclusive picture if Sonali with her son Ranveer.
The picture in question is the actress’ husband, Goldie Behl’s WhatsApp display picture and has Ranveer lovingly hug his mother at the hospital. You may recall, in an emotional post, Sonali had revealed how she and Goldie broke the news of cancer to their son. She wrote, “From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and wellbeing have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him.”
She added, “As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do!
I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It’s important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime.”
We bet with Sonali battling cancer, it’s a difficult time for Ranveer and he too is cheering his mother up. Our heart bleeds for the family and we wish the actress a speedy recovery.