Actor Sonali Bendre returned to Mumbai a few weeks ago after undergoing treatment for cancer in New York City for five months. 

The actress has shared a sweet new picture with her son, a first since her return to Mumbai from New York. 

The actress, who has been hosting a book club, revealed in the Instagram post that she will be collaborating with her son for the book club for the very first time.

 “As we come close to the end of another year, it’s amazing to see how much this book club has grown and how I can see tangible effects. After my son hosted his first SBC Live, he’s become more enthusiastic about reading, so much so that he has now recommended a book for us! So the next book for #SBC is Half Brother by @kenneth.oppel. I’m really excited as it’s the first mom-son collaboration on the book club, and I’m looking forward to exploring this book with you all! #TheFamilyThatReadsTogether #SonalisBookClub,” she captioned the photo.

Even while receiving treatment in New York, Sonali was exceptionally active with her book club. Her friends Sussanne Khan, Gayatri Oberoi and Dia Mirza held book club meetings in her absence and she regularly shared the books of the month on Instagram.

Earlier Sonali had shared that it was difficult to tell her son about her diagnosis but they were open and honest with him.

“As much as we wanted to protect him, we knew it was important to tell him the full facts. We’ve always been open and honest with him and this time it wasn’t going to be different. He took the news so maturely… and instantly became a source of strength and positivity for me. In some situations now, he even reverses roles and takes on being the parent, reminding me of things I need to do!,” she had written in a post about him in July.

Sonali penned down her thoughts on returning home in another post. 

“And now I’m on my way back to where my heart is. It’s a feeling I can’t describe in words but I’m going to try - it’s the joy to see my family and friends again, the excitement to do what I love and mainly the gratitude for the journey I’ve had up until this moment. The fight is not yet over...but I’m happy and looking forward to this happy interval :) It’s time to learn that there is a new normal out there and I can’t wait to embrace it and #SwitchOnTheSunshine,” she had written.