Actor Sonali Bendre and filmmaker Tahira Kashyap reflected on their fight against cancer on Cancer Survivor Day with emotional posts on social media on Sunday. Sonali Bendre had announced in 2018 that she had been diagnosed with “high-grade cancer”. The actor-author then underwent nearly five months of treatment in New York.
Sonali posted before and after photos on her social media and wrote that she finds it unreal that the difficult time in her life is over. “How time flies… looking back today I see strength, I see weakness, but most importantly I see the will not to let the C word define what my life will be like after… You create the life you chooses. The journey is what you make of it… so don’t forget to take #OneDayAtATime and to #SwitchOnTheSunshine #CancerSurvivorsDay,” read her post.
How time flies… today when I look back, I see strength, I see weakness, but most importantly, I see the will not to let the C word define what my life will be after…
You create the life you choose…
— Sonali Bendre Behl (@iamsonalibendre) June 6, 2021
Tahira Kashyap celebrated Cancer Survivors Day with a powerful message on social media. (Photo: Tahira Kashyap/Instagram)
In the same year, Tahira told Kashyap that she was discovered with stage 0 breast cancer and underwent a mastectomy. Tahira shared a sketch of herself, with her bare back to the camera, and wrote a powerful message asking people to wear their cancer scars with pride rather than ashamed of them.
Never be ashamed of a scar. It just means you were stronger than anything you tried to hurt. Everyone has scars, whether you can see them or not. Wear yours with pride. #NationalCancerSurvivorsDay,” Tahira wrote.