Sonali was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and has spent the larger part of the year, 2018, in New York undergoing treatment. But she made sure that cancer becomes just another chapter in her life, and thanks to her positive outlook and the spirit to fight it, she came out as a warrior who is fighting cancer with her courage and strength.
Sonali also stated how her colleague, Manisha Koirala helped her, “Manisha (Koirala) has been a big help. She has been through it and is a survivor. She has also written a lovely book about it.”
When Sonali was diagnosed with cancer, she kept her calm and blogged about it all. In an interview with Harper’s Bazaar magazine, the actress had talked about the time when she lost her hair due to treatment and how she embraced her new hair. She had revealed, “When I shaved my hair, my friends asked me to keep it, maybe make my own wig out of it, but I wanted the old hair to go, it was not mine. I wanted to let go. I think I hid a lot under my long hair.”
Recently, in an event, Sonali opened up about her cancer battle and how her husband, Goldie Behl became her pillar of strength. She said, “Goldie has been my rock and pillar of strength to help me fight cancer. Thank God, I decided to get married to him. My mother always told me that human being matters more. Of course, there are times when you realise material things are also important, which gets you the treatment in the US, but even that cannot give you the joy the family gives and sees you through it. That is the most important thing.”
Sonali also revealed about the time when she shaved her head in the bathroom, and had stated, “It was that very typical meltdown-in-a-shower scene. There was nothing new about it—it was exactly how you see it in books and movies, where the protagonist takes a razor and shaves it off. I wanted to write a new story, but it was the same old scene. My idea was to go for a haircut with my girlfriends, open a bottle of champagne and toast to the one glass I was allowed to have before I shaved my head! So that scene remains.”
We pray for your speedy recovery Sonali!