Actress Sonali Bendre was diagnosed with metastatic cancer in July 2018 and has openly talked about her ordeal. She went to New York for her treatment and has now bounced back stronger than ever. Throughout her battle against cancer, Sonali received immense support and love from her fans and friends from the industry. Her husband Goldie Behl has been her biggest pillar of strength.
In a recent chat, Goldie reveals that he put all his film productions on hold after wife Sonali was diagnosed with cancer in 2018. He had jetted off to New York with his actress wife for her diagnosis and called it a life-altering situation for the entire family.
“The film slate has not been affected by Covid-19, I have put it on hold for the moment. I am focusing more of my energies, ever since 2018, after I went to New York with Sonali, it was a life altering situation for all of us. I have decided to focus more on the digital platform. So the film slate is on pause right now, but because of my own decision and not Covid-19,” Behl told PTI.
Earlier too, Sonali had opened up about her treatment, and how she did not want to go to New York, but it was her husband Goldie Behl, who forced her to go for the treatment. “I didn’t want to go to New York. It was my husband who wanted to go. And I fought with him all through the flight. ‘Why are you doing this? We have good doctors here. Why are you taking me away?’ My home, my life... in three days, we literally just packed and left and, I don’t know, what was happening. I was like let’s, at least, speak to the doctors here and he was just quiet through the whole thing and focussed. In the day, he was organising and, in the night, as New York was wake; so he was organising, so day and night--he was at that. So I got him and actually cribbed about the whole thing, on the flight. Through the flight, I have cribbed; I was really venting” the actress had spoken about the process of treatment.
Behl is currently focusing on producing content for the digital platform and has wrapped up the second season of his Zee5 show RejctX. “Season two was quite challenging because we were trying to amplify thrill, plot and pace. There were a lot of physical challenges as we were shooting. The pandemic grew as we were shooting and a lot of precautions were taken on set. Fortunately, we were in a country that had dealt with SARS so they were very well equipped to handle even this right at the beginning, when we did start shooting,” he reveals.
RejctX Season 2 is streaming online on Zee5.