Visited a psychiatrist, asked what I did wrong to have caused it: Sonali Bendre on dealing with cancer diagnosis

The actress added that people said that it wasn’t her kind of lifestyle, and how did something like cancer happen to her.

author_img N.J. Pinto Published :  03rd March 2019 04:36 PM   |   Published :   |  03rd March 2019 04:36 PM
Sonali Bendre cancer

Sonali Bendre

A little over six months after Sonali Bendre took to Instagram to tell people about being diagnosed with cancer, she has opened up about her journey at a recent event in Mumbai. The former Bollywood actor said it wasn’t easy to come to terms with the diagnosis, as it wasn’t all sunshine and she even questioned her own lifestyle choices, thinking she was delusional and that is why she was suffering from it. 

Sonali said she even visited a psychiatrist in New York to deal with the mental trauma, she thought she had done something wrong and caused it to herself. The actress added that people said that it wasn’t her kind of lifestyle, and how did something like cancer happen to her. After visiting the psychiatrist, she even asked him what she had done wrong because she couldn’t understand what was happening to her. Sonali also said she thought she is a positive person and never has negative thoughts, so was she burying it in her subconscious and that is why she did not realise it. 

However, she said the psychiatrist assured her that it was nothing wrong with her and that is when she came to terms with it, it was also like as if a weight was lifted off her. The former actress said that is when she decided to deal with it and does not have to flog herself for it because people do nothing wrong if they have got cancer. Since her diagnosis, Sonali has been talking to her followers on social media about her journey dealing with the disease, and even sharing pictures of her husband Goldie Behl and son Ranveer, through it all, while they were in India,, She even encouraged fans to never give up hope and fight the disease with all they have. 

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