Sonali Bendre on Wednesday shared a video collage of her pictures with an accompanying post about wanting to look good despite the toll battling cancer has taken on her.
“Vanity is my favourite sin,” Sonali began her post.
“Well, it might not be my all-time favourite sin (that would be gluttony), but who doesn’t like looking good? The way we look has a profound psychological impact on us... A little vanity here and there does no one any harm. It’s important to do what makes you happy, even if it’s something as simple as wearing a wig, bright red lipstick, high heels.... All that white noise doesn’t make a difference in the larger picture. No one can tell you what’s right or wrong for you,” she wrote.
The actress confessed that she was apprehensive about wearing a wig.
“When I was testing out the wigs, I had a brief moment of self-doubt... ‘Am I vain for wanting to look good?’ As part of the entertainment industry, you’re always expected to look good... Maybe that has been ingrained in me? But then I gave it a thought and I realized I like looking good for me. If I’m in the mood to wear a scarf, I will. If I want to walk around bald and free, I will. Only you know what would make you feel good, and what works best for you. So take every opportunity you can to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #OneDayAtATime. Thank you @priyankachopra for connecting me with the amazing @bokheehair, who created my new look,” she wrote.
In July Sonali Bendre revealed that she had been diagnosed with ‘high grade’ cancer, included a picture of her ‘new look’, in which she is presumably wearing her wig.
Her husband, Goldie Behl, recently wrote on Twitter, “Thank you all for the love and support for Sonali. She is stable and is following her treatment without any complications. This is a long journey but we have begun positively.”