Cancer-survivor Sonali Bendre thanks Manisha Koirala for helping in crusade against the deadly disease

By: |
New Delhi | Published: May 9, 2019 5:39:30 PM

Manisha Koirala was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 but was declared cancer-free by mid-2014 after undergoing treatment.

sonali bendre age, sonali bendre news, sonali bendre image, sonali bendre husband, sonali bendre which cancer, sonali bendre movies, sonali bendre family, sonali bendre scarSonali had undergone treatment for metastatic cancer in New York in December last.

Bollywood actress and cancer survivor Sonali Bendre said actress Manisha Koirala has been a big help in her crusade against the disease. “Manisha (Koirala) has been a big help. She has been through it and is a survivor. She has also written a lovely book about it,” she said during an interactive session organized by FICCI FLO (Bangalore Chapter) here late Wednesday evening. She was responding to a question as to whether she had received tips from celebrities like Yuvraj Singh and Manisha to fight cancer. Manisha was diagnosed with ovarian cancer in 2012 but was declared cancer-free by mid-2014 after undergoing treatment.

Sonali said she did not meet another cricketer Yuvraj Singh, a cancer survivor. She did, however, meet his mother. “I haven’t met Yuvraj. I met his mother, though, and she was very warm and kind,” she added. In 2011, Yuvraj was diagnosed with a cancerous tumor in his left lung and underwent chemotherapy treatment in Boston and Indianapolis. In March 2012, he was discharged from the hospital after completing the third and final cycle of chemotherapy and returned to India in April.

READ: One in five children suffer from anxiety and depression, AI can detect this early

Sonali further said a lot of help and advice, however, has come from non-celebrities, which she valued very much. Goldie Behl, her husband, also has been a pillar of strength in her fight against cancer, she said. “Goldie has been my rock and pillar of strength to help me fight cancer. Thank God, I decided to get married to him,” she said. Also, the families of Goldie and Sonali have been a great help for her, which gives her immense joy than material things give.

“My mother always told me that human being matters more. Of course, there are times when you realize material things are also important, which gets you the treatment in the US, but even that cannot give you the joy the family gives and sees you through it. That is the most important thing,” she said. Sonali had undergone treatment for metastatic cancer in New York in December last.

Get live Stock Prices from BSE and NSE and latest NAV, portfolio of Mutual Funds, calculate your tax by Income Tax Calculator, know market’s Top Gainers, Top Losers & Best Equity Funds. Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Switch to Hindi Edition
FinancialExpress_1x1_Imp_Desktop