Sonali Bendre's first photo shoot since cancer diagnosis;Flaunts 20-inch scar from her cancer surgery!

Sonali Bendre took to Instagram to share her picture, showing off her 12-inch scar from cancer surgery in her first magazine photo shoot since cancer diagnosis.

Sonali Bendre's first photo shoot since cancer diagnosis: Actress embraces her bald head flaunting 20-inch scar from her cancer surgery!
By: Filmymonkey Team
Updated: 07 Mar 2019 09:54 AM
  • Sonali Bendre announced she was diagnosed with cancer in July 2018
  • She was being treated in the US for six months
  • Sonali Bendre returned to India in December 2018 and said her 'treatment was over for now'
Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre recently posed for her first magazine photo shoot since getting diagnosed with cancer in July last year. In her first magazine photo shoot for Vogue India, the actor embraced her cancer scars after receiving treatment for almost six months in New York.

Sonali was diagnosed with cancer last year and she was undergoing treatment in New York for months before she was fit enough to return to India in December.

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In her latest Instagram post, she has shared a photo from her photo shoot wearing a front open metallic plunging neck Givenchy gown and you can see her 20-inch long scar, that she got from her cancer surgery. She defined her "new normal" as "almost bald head, barely any make-up and a huge scar." Along with the picture, the strong diva penned an emotional note, take a look:

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The idea was almost preposterous. An almost bald head, barely any make-up and a huge scar was not the norm for @vogue. But, I guess that's my new normal. Of course I had my reservations, and, if I dare say, insecurities - but a candid conversation with the lovely ladies @priya_tanna and @anaitashroffadajania cleared my doubts. And before I knew it, I was standing in front of the camera, ready to uncover my new reality. The icing on the cake was the fact that I needed one-third of the time for hair and make-up😄. So I closed my eyes and jumped into it, full throttle, and this is the result. Thank you, @meghamahindru for telling my story; and thank you @ridburman for understanding my story and saying it so beautifully through your lens. If there's a piece of advice I can give you all after this, it would be to 'Find your new normal'. It's very liberating. Click on the link in the bio to read the full article! #SwitchOnTheSunshine #OneDayAtATime

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More pictures from the shoot were shared on the magazine’s Instagram handle:

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“I’m okay with it now… I don’t even miss it,” says Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) as she runs her hand neck upwards. “Yet it [my hair] was the be-all, end-all of my life. It was this stupid thing that I was hanging on to,” she shares. “My instinct was to wear a cap, a scarf or a wig—but these things are so ugly. I knew that if I had to accept it [going bald], I had to put a picture out there. Because once you share it on social media, you can feel the release.” Head to the link in our bio to read how she emerged stronger with a little help from family, friends and fans. Styled by: Anaita Shroff Adajania (@anaitashroffadajania) Photographed by: R Burman (@ridburman)

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Last year in July, the 44-year-old actor was diagnosed with high-grade cancer last year and had to undergo treatment in New York.Sonali Bendre returned to India in December 2018 and after landing, she had said that her 'treatment was over for now.'

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This is me. And in this moment, I am really happy. People give me strange looks when I say that now, but it's true and I'll tell you why. I am now paying attention to every moment, looking for every opportunity to find joy and #SwitchOnTheSunshine. Yes, there are moments of pain and low energy, but I am doing what I like, spending time with people I love, and feeling very loved and happy. I am extremely grateful to my friends, my pillars of strength, who at a moment's notice, arrived to be with me and help me through this. In between their busy schedules they find time to visit, call, message, FaceTime... basically never leaving a moment for me to feel alone. Thank you for showing me what true friendship is. #HappyFriendshipDay, ladies. Blessed to have you all in my life (including the ones not in the picture... You know who you are) @gayatrioberoi @suzkr P.S. Nowadays I spend far less time getting ready because I don't have to fuss over my hair! 😜#BaldIsBeautiful #FindThePositive #OneDayAtATime Picture credit: @hrithikroshan

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After the cancer diagnosis, Sonali Bendre regularly posted updates about her health and how she battled the disease with #OneDayAtATime" on social media.

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