Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre Behl, who is known for her performances in films like Sarfarosh and Hum Saath-Saath Hain has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer and is currently in New York where she is undergoing her treatment.

The actress has released an official statement about the same which reads as,

“Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with 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.”

Here’s wishing Sonali a speedy recovery!

Sonali Bendre is married to filmmaker Goldie Behl. They both got married in the year 2002 and they have a son named Ranveer, who was born in 2005.

Sonali was last seen in the movie Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara! Where she had a brief role opposite Akshay Kumar.

She was also judging India’s Best Dramebaaz on Zee TV and has now been replaced by Huma Qureshi.