Sonali Bendre on her cancer: Doctors told me that I had 30 percent chance of survival

New Delhi, News Nation Bureau | Updated : 08 March 2019, 07:19 PM
Sonali Bendre had taken off to New York for medical treatment./ Image: Instagram
Sonali Bendre had taken off to New York for medical treatment./ Image: Instagram

Last July, Sonali Bendre left the entire nation in shock when she shared that she has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer. She had taken off to New York for medical treatment with her husband Goldie Behl. Currently, Sonali has taken a small break from her cancer treatment and is back in the bay. In a recent interview with Rajeev Masand she revealed that she did not want to go to New York.

''I didn’t want to go to New York. It was my husband who wanted to go. And I fought with him all through the flight. ‘Why are you doing this? We have good doctors here. Why are you taking me away?’ My home, my life... in three days, we literally just packed and left and, I don’t know, what was happening. I was like let’s, at least, speak to the doctors here and he was just quiet through the whole thing and focussed. In the day, he was organising and, in the night, as New York was wake; so he was organising, so day and night - he was at that. So I got him and actually cribbed about the whole thing, on the flight. Through the flight, I have cribbed; I was really venting.’’

She went on to reveal that the doctors in New York had told her that she'd 30 per cent chance of survival.  ''I land in New York and next day, we go to the doctor. He looks at everything and we had sent all our tests and he says, you know, it is fourth stage and you have 30% chance of survival. That really hit me; I just turned to Goldie and I remember saying: ‘Thank God, you got me here’. Goldie always says that ‘tomorrow I’d rather feel I over-reacted, over-spent than under-reacted and have that regret that I should have done that’. There was no time for it and we were not told that it was fourth stage but Goldie had started reading about it and he was suspecting it,’’ she added. 

In early December last year, Sonali was back in India, after spending close to six months in the US. She is slowly getting back to work and recently did a photo shoot for Vogue India, embracing her cancer scars, from her treatment.

First Published: Friday, March 08, 2019 07:15 PM
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