Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with ‘high-grade cancer’ last year. The actress has battled with the deadly disease and never given up. Definitely, she has been a source of inspiration for many for the way she battled with cancer. Recently, Sonali appeared with her friends Sussanne Khan and Gayatri Oberoi on Neha Dhupia‘s show and talked about how did she feel when she lost her hair during chemotherapy.
The Sarfarosh actress said, “Now, when I look back, life has all been about hair. It does sound kind of superficial but it is true. I have endorsed every hair product back in time and I was doing. My hair was very much part of my personality and talked about. I don’t know how to say it…the girls had come, my sisters were there, I knew it would fall off and it was beginning to fall off. I said you know what, I don’t want to feel horrible about it. I wanted to enjoy getting rid of it.”
“We did a big deal of it. I got a short hair cut, I enjoyed that haircut. After that also, while going bald, I remember, Gayatri said to keep the long hair and make a wig out of it but I told her to give it away. It is not meant to be and I did not want to hold on to it physically. I am glad I did that. The use for it was over, I feel. It will grow back, it is (growing), in fact,” she added.
On being asked about her social media posts and the inspiring hashtags such as #OneDayAtAtime and #SwitchOnTheSunshine, Sonali said, “When we heard about it, oh my god, it was like suddenly being hit by the train. We were like what do we do about it. Goldie would tell me let’s just go through today. That is where one day at a time came through. It was like a mantra. Switch on the sunshine was because I used to feel like these dark clouds pressing down on me. I didn’t want it… so I would be like I want sunshine, switch it on. That is where it came from.”