Bollywood actor Sonali Bendre is undergoing treatment for high grade cancer

Sonali Bendre Behl, the Bollywood actor famous for films like Sarfarosh, says she has been diagnosed with high grade cancer. She announced the news on Instagram and Twitter.

Behl said that she is undergoing treatment in New York and has her family and friends to support her.

In a statement on Twitter, Behl said:

There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me - Sonali Bendre Behl

Sonali made her Bollywood debut in 1994 with Govinda’s Aag. She was a top star in the 90s and later with films such as Duplicate, Major Saab, Hum Saath Saath Hain, Diljale and English Babu Desi Maam. Her song, Humma Humma, in the film Bombay was one of the most iconic in the 90s.

She has recently been working for TV in shows such as India’s Best Dramebaaz, India’s Got Talent and Indian Idol.

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