‘He has now become like my parent, he is my source of strength,’says Sonali Bendre  

Sonali Bendre has said in her latest post that she has revealed her cancer diagnosis with 12-year-old son Ranveer who has now become her ‘source of strength and positivity’. The 44-yr-old says that the family has ‘switched on the sunshine’ in such trying times and her son, took the news so maturely than she expected

‘He has now become like my parent, he is my source of strength,’ says Sonali Bendre

Sonali Bendre is currently undergoing treatment for cancer in New York, with her husband Goldie Behl and son Ranveer by her side. It has been a tough time for the family, after the actress was suddenly diagnosed with a ‘high-grade cancer’ that has metastised.

In a heartfelt post written by her, she expressed the strength with which how son Ranveer Behl took the news, she expressed the strength with which he faced his mother’s illness and acted as a pillar of support in her tough times.

Sonali, who had earlier shared a video of cutting her hair short, is seen wearing her hair even shorter. She had cut her hair perhaps in preparation of chemotherapy. She adds in her post, “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.”

Further, she added how she derives her strength from her son and wrote, “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.”

Sonali shocked colleagues and fans earlier this month when she shared the news of her cancer diagnosis. She then tweeted, “Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with high-grade cancer that has metastasized, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis.”