I am not alone: Sonali Bendre thanks fans as she battles cancer

Bendre took to Instagram to express gratitude to fans, followers and members of the film fraternity for the constant 'outpouring of love'.

I am not alone: Sonali Bendre thanks fans as she battles cancer
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New York: Actor Sonali Bendre, who recently revealed that she has been diagnosed with cancer, on Tuesday said she is taking her time to deal with the rough road ahead.

On July 4, the 43-year-old actor divulged she has "high-grade cancer" and is currently undergoing treatment in New York. Bendre took to Twitter to express gratitude to fans, followers and members of the film fraternity for the constant "outpouring of love".

The actor, who had called the diagnosis a curveball they did not see coming, said, "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. In time 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."

The actor also shared a video in which she appears emotional as she gets her long locks chopped into a short crop. She also shared a series of pictures after her haircut, one of them which featured her husband, producer Goldie Behl. 

Last week, Bendre shared a lengthy note about being diagnosed with cancer on her social media accounts.

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