Sonali Bendre, who has won hearts with movies like Hum Saath-Saath Hain and Major Saab, has been battling cancer for the last three months. The actress is currently undergoing treatment in New York, where many of her friends have visited her. Her battle against cancer hasn't been easy, but Sonali has kept her fans and well-wishers updated with her condition. From announcing her illness in a heart-felt post on Instagram to talking about sharing it with her son, she has been positive about her journey and in her words, she has switched on the sunshine.
Today, she shared another post to talk about vanity and how looks matter to her. From putting on a wig after losing her hair to the treatment, to applying a bright red lipstick, her heartwarming post will bring tears to your eyes.
"Vanity is my favourite sin." - Al Pacino Well, it might not be my all-time favourite sin (that would be gluttony 😋), but who doesn't like looking good? The way we look has a profound psychological impact on us... A little vanity here and there does no one any harm. It's important to do what makes you happy, even if it's something as simple as wearing a wig, bright red lipstick, high heels.... All that white noise doesn't make a difference in the larger picture. No one can tell you what's right or wrong for you. When I was testing out the wigs, I had a brief moment of self-doubt... "Am I vain for wanting to look good?" As part of the entertainment industry, you're always expected to look good... Maybe that has been ingrained in me? But then I gave it a thought and I realized I like looking good for me. If I'm in the mood to wear a scarf, I will. If I want to walk around bald and free, I will. Only you know what would make you feel good, and what works best for you. So take every opportunity you can to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #OneDayAtATime 🙏🌞 Thank you @priyankachopra for connecting me with the amazing @bokheehair, who created my new look.
The actress went on to thank Priyanka Chopra who got her in touch with Lowe & Co, a beauty and wellness agency. The agency offers various healing and wellness activities including meditation, reiki, and tarot. They also have onboard hairstylists, manicurists and make-up artists, who often work on Priyanka and are the minds behind Sonali's new wig and hairstyle. They worked on Sonali's new look post her haircut and we are loving the change! Priyanka Chopra shares a deep friendship with Shrishti Behl, Sonali's sister-in-law, which would explain the bond the two have formed ever since Sonali moved to New York.
If you haven't had a look at Sonali's beautiful transformation yet, here is the Instagram post she shared to unveil it.
In the words of my favourite author Isabel Allende, “We don't even know how strong we are until we are forced to bring that hidden strength forward. In times of tragedy, of war, of necessity, people do amazing things. The human capacity for survival and renewal is awesome.” The outpouring of love I’ve received in the last few days has been so overwhelming… and I’m especially grateful to those of you who shared stories of your experiences in dealing with cancer, whether it was your own or of loved ones. Your stories have given me an extra dosage of strength and courage, and more importantly, the knowledge that I’m not alone. Each day comes with its own challenges and victories and so for now, I’m taking this #OneDayAtATime. The only thing I’m trying to be consistent about is maintaining a positive outlook... literally #SwitchOnTheSunshine - it’s my way of dealing with this. Sharing my journey is also part of this process... I can only hope it reminds you that all is not lost and that someone, somewhere understands what you’re going through. 🤞🌞 Thank you @tomoarakawa for making this a chic transition from long to short!
We wish her a healthy recovery and hope she continues to #SwitchOnTheSunshine.
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