Popular Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre has revealed that she has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer. 

Source: DeccanChronicle

The actress opened up on her illness and shared the news on her Twitter and Instagram handles.

The actress wrote:

Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them.

She also informed that she is undergoing treatment in New York and thanked her family and friends for their support.

There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me

After Irrfan Khan's shocking revelation about suffering from Neuruendocrine Tumour, Sonali Bendre's confession has saddened the fans. 

Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them. There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.

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She was last seen on the silver screen in Once Upon A Time In Mumbai Dobaara. Ever since, she has been working as a judge in TV shows such as India’s Best Dramebaaz, India’s Got Talent and Indian Idol.

Here's wishing that the actress comes out of this battle, stronger than before.