Sonali Bendre: Being alive was more important than shaving off my head

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Sonali Bendre has been one of the strongest women we have seen in the film industry these days. The pretty lady, who battled and won against cancer, can be seen nowadays at various stage shows inspiring people in every way possible. The actress, who had to shave off her gorgeous hair due to cancer, has spoken up about that moment.

Talking to Hindustan Times, Sonali said, “I’m so happy that my hair is grown back but more than anything else, all my life, I’ve had poker straight hair and now, there is some texture and some curl to it. I’m so excited about that. I’ve always wanted volume in my hair and now that it’s growing I’m liking it. It was a bit messy when it was growing out and it was time for a hair cut. I got some bit of a colour as well because my hair is now grown slightly so we didn’t touch the colour to the scalp. We are being a bit careful with that and it just gave me so much joy. When you have long hair, you are really scared to cut it because you always want to hold onto it. But it was time to experiment. I’m going to make the most of it and try as many looks as I can. I’m going to have fun with my hair now.

She went on to also talk about the day when she went bald, she opened her heart out about the incident. “When I was planning to cut my hair, I didn’t really have a choice. I remember going to the salon to get my last blow dry and my friend was shooting and my sister was with me so my hair dresser realised that this wasn’t usual. When I went back to him for the big day – the hair cut, I was waiting for Ranveer, my son to join me in New York because I didn’t want it to be a big shock for him. I remember telling my hair dresser to just shave it all off but he insisted that we could go shorter and then finally, I went bald much later,” Sonali said.

She concluded by saying, “The first time when I cut my hair, I don’t think it was heartbreaking. By then, I had switched off. Being alive was more important. Suddenly my perspective on life had changed. I remember my friend telling me that we should collect the hair and make a wig out of it. But I didn’t want to keep it and I told her to let it go. I’m not saying I was joyful about it but I wasn’t sad either. I had accepted that this was something that had to be done.

Sonali, kudos to you for taking the bull by the horns and riding it to the best of your abilities. You go, girl!

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