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As she battles cancer, Sonali Bendre shares touching post on how life has changed for son Ranveer

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As she battles cancer, Sonali Bendre shares touching post on how life has changed for son Ranveer

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre is fighting with cancer with her family standing strong behind her. The beautiful actress few days ago revealed that she has been diagnosed with a ‘high grade’ cancer that has metastised. And now Bendre has shared a new post on Instagram in which we can see her with son Ranveer and short harido. Sonali has written about her 12-year-old son who has become her “source of strength”.

Read Sonali’s post below:

From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and wellbeing have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him. As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do! I believe that it’s imperative to keep kids involved in a situation like this. They are a lot more resilient than we give them credit for. It’s important to spend time with them and include them, rather than make them wait on the side-lines, not being told yet instinctively knowing everything. In our effort to protect them from the pain and realities of life, we might end up doing the opposite. I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation. His madness and shenanigans help me #SwitchOnTheSunshine. And today, we derive strength from each other #OneDayAtATime


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“From the moment he was born 12 years, 11 months and 8 days ago, my amazing @rockbehl took ownership of my heart. From then on, his happiness and well-being have been the centre of anything @goldiebehl and I ever did. And so, when the Big C reared its ugly head, our biggest dilemma was what and how we were going to tell him,” she says.

Sonali says that instead of trying to protect Ranveer, she and husband Goldie Behl decided to be honest with him. “As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do!” As of now, Sonali is spending time with her son in New York. “I’m spending time with Ranveer right now, while he’s on summer vacation.

Meanwhile, Sonali earlier shared a video of her cutting her hair short. She had cut her hair perhaps in preparation of chemotherapy.

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