Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre, who was undergoing treatment for metastatic cancer in New York, returned to Mumbai in the wee hours of Monday (December 3, 2018). The actress looked emotional as she returned to her home country after six whole months. Arriving at the Mumbai airport, Sonali, who was accompanied by husband Goldie Behl, waved, greeted paparazzi and posed for the cameras. Dressed in all black, the actress, who chose not to wear a wig, looked gorgeous as ever. Sonali's husband, while talking to media, said that she is "recovering very well," further adding that she does not have to go back to New York for further treatment, however, a routine check-up is needed as a precautionary measure. Sonali Bendre Celebrates Diwali With Husband Goldie Behl and Son Ranveer in New York Amidst Her Cancer Treatment – View Pics
In a statement to ANI, Goldie Behl said, "It's been six months and I would like to inform everybody that Sonali is doing good and she is back for good. She is recovering very well. Thank you all for the love and support. Her treatment is over, for now, Sonali is absolutely fine. Just like what happens in such diseases - regular checkups, regular scans - that we have to do since this disease can come back."
He further added, "For now there is nothing as such that she will have to go back for. I am very happy that she is back home. Like any other patient, she will have to go for regular checkups. She is a very strong and determined woman and I am very proud of her."
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Sonali Bendre had earlier shared on social media that she is returning home in Mumbai for a happy interval and added that the fight is not yet over. She wrote, "They say 'Distance makes the heart grow fonder'. It sure does. But let's never underestimate what distance teaches you. Being away from home in the city of New York, I realised I was walking amongst so many stories," further adding, "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." Watch this space for further updates.