The Hush Post: While the other actors wished online for the speedy recovery of Sonali Bendre –who is latest to join the list of stars diagnosed with cancer– Bollywood star Akshay Kumar, who acted in several films with Sonali, paid her a visit in the New York hospital where Sonali is recuperating to enquire about her well-being.
After meeting Sonali Bendre in the hospital, Akshay Kumar said that the actress is a fighter.
Akshay Kumar is on summer vacations with his family in the United States (US), and after coming to know about Sonali Bendre’s illness, he immediately visited her in the hospital where she has been admitted, a report said.
While several Bollywood actors took to Twitter to wish a speedy recovery for Sonali Bendre, her co-actor in several movies, “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara” being the recent one, Akshay Kumar personally visited her in the hospital, it was reported.
“I know that Sonali is a fighter. May God help bring her back in the best of health,” Akshay Kumar was quoted by a leading daily after visiting Sonali Bendre in the hospital.
Akshay Kumar and Sonali Bendre had worked together in several Hindi movies including Sapoot, Tarazu, Keemat, and Angaaray.
On Wednesday, Sonali Bendre broke the shocking news of being diagnosed with cancer.
The actress announced this on her Instagram account stating that she has been diagnosed with a “high grade” cancer and she is currently undergoing treatment in a hospital in New York.
Her Instagram post read: “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them.
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.”