Undergoing cancer treatment in New York, Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre posted a bald picture of herself in a striking pose her friends Gayatri Oberoi and Sussanne Khan on the occasion of friendship day – only to win the internet with a strong, heart-touching message.

It has been a month since Sonali Bendre shared high-grade cancer and while fans are still shocked and heartfelt about the news, the ailing actress has stood out with grace and elegance in all phases of her treatment journey. Not ashamed about speaking up about her disease, Sonali has come out strong and brave by sharing glimpses of her cancer treatment journey with her fans. Recently, she posted photos of her getting a haircut before her treatment began with a positive outlook and approach even in a situation like this.

And on the occasion of friendship day, Sonali took it to social media to share her friendship day wishes. The actress posted a bold picture of herself with her best friends – Shah Rukh Khan’s ‘Swades’ heroine Gayatri Oberoi (Joshi before) and Sussanne Khan and captioned the picture as “bald and beautiful”. Over just a month, she has given the insight of drastic changes that has come in her, especially her hairstyle – going from long hair to a short bob and then later, an even shorter cut and now completely bald.


This is me. And in this moment, I am really happy. People give me strange looks when I say that now, but it’s true and I’ll tell you why. I am now paying attention to every moment, looking for every opportunity to find joy and #SwitchOnTheSunshine. Yes, there are moments of pain and low energy, but I am doing what I like, spending time with people I love, and feeling very loved and happy. I am extremely grateful to my friends, my pillars of strength, who at a moment’s notice, arrived to be with me and help me through this. In between their busy schedules they find time to visit, call, message, FaceTime… basically never leaving a moment for me to feel alone. Thank you for showing me what true friendship is. #HappyFriendshipDay, ladies. Blessed to have you all in my life (including the ones not in the picture… You know who you are) @gayatrioberoi @suzkr P.S. Nowadays I spend far less time getting ready because I don’t have to fuss over my hair! 😜#BaldIsBeautiful #FindThePositive #OneDayAtATime Picture credit: @hrithikroshan

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Calling her friends to be pillars of strength during her journey, she said how those visit, call, messages and FaceTime talks have helped her during the low energy moments in her tough journey. She also gave picture credits to Hritik Roshan, and thanked them for being with her. Perhaps, this is the best friendship day message shared and definitely won the internet.