Sonali Bendre shook the earth beneath our feet when she revealed that she has been diagnosed with a high grade cancer. The actress took off to New York for treatment and we all gazed at the pictures she shared. From getting her tresses chopped to going bald, she shared it all with her fans and we are glad that they prayed for her at every step.
Now Sonali is back to India and as per Goldie Behl's statement, she won't be going back for further treatment. Today she shared this heartfelt thank-you to her elder sister cum her best friend, Rupa, for standing by her side in all the thick and thin.
She wrote,"An older sister is a friend and defender, a listener, conspirator, a counselor and a sharer of delights. And sorrows too. - Pam Brown
Rupa Tai has been all this and more. She dropped everything in a heartbeat to be with me on this journey. She has been my rock...my person... Rupa Tai was involved in my journey from when I was diagnosed to the time I was deciding the course of treatment to packing her bags and coming with me to New York. She was there from get-go. Her transition from one role to another was seamless. A dictator when I needed to eat right or take my meds or an empathetic counselor alternating between giving advice and offering silent support when all I needed was to be alone with my thoughts. She was around. She was with me and by me, at all times. Sisters share a special relationship. We are literally an extension of each other. For bad days, her presence did the trick and the good days...well, it just got better! We have now returned home - to our respective families and lives, but us together in New York for those 6 months...I am forever indebted...
It's great to have such people in ones life.. Isn't it?