Sonali Bendre misses Ganesh festivities back home as she battles cancer

The city of Mumbai is soaking in the festive fervour of Gannesh Chaturthi. Several B-Town celebs too are celebrating in full spirits welcoming Lord Ganesh in their homes. Sonali Bendre, however, is miles away in New York undergoing the treatment for cancer. The actress is missing Ganpati celebration big time


Sonali, who is undergoing treatment for cancer in US with her husband Goldie Behl by her side, shared a picture album of her son Ranveer as he celebrated the festival without her in Mumbai.

She tweeted, “#GaneshChaturthi has always been very very close to my heart. Missing the celebrations back home, but still feeling blessed. Have a happy one, filled with blessings, love and joy!”

Sonali, who revealed her cancer diagnosis to the world in July, wrote another post a few days later detailing how she broke the cruel news on her son. She said Ranveer took the news ‘maturely’ and that parents should give more credit to their kids that they will understand a tough situation, rather than keeping them oblivious of things.

In the post revealing her diagnosis, Sonali had written: “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them.”

Her husband, Goldie Behl, recently wrote on Twitter, “Thank you all for the love and support for Sonali. She is stable and is following her treatment without any complications. This is a long journey but we have begun positively.”