Ever since Sonali Bendre got diagnosed with cancer, she spent a big chunk of the previous year in New York for the treatment for her high grade cancer. Even thought she was told was by the doctors that she had mere 30% chances of survival, Sonali not only fought cancer with courage, she proved to be an inspiration to many others fighting the deadly disease. Her Instagram posts have been a hell of an inspiration to millions of people.
Sonali went on to share the pictures from the shoot on Instagram. She wrote,
“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.”
Check out her post-
More pictures were shared by the magazine afterwards. In one of the pictures, the caption described Sonali’s thought process behind the shoot. The caption reads,
“I’m okay with it now… I don’t even miss it,” Sonali said about her bald head. “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 said. “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,”
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