Sonali Bendre has been making headlines ever since she shot for a prominent fashion magazine Vogue. This is her first photoshoot after she was diagnosed with cancer in July last year.  Sonali Bendre posed in front of the Vogue camera, flaunting her cancer scars which she received after her treatment in New York.

Sonali Bendre shared her pictures on her Instagram account where she described having bald head, no make-up and a huge scar as her ‘new normal’.

“The idea was almost preposterous. An almost bald head, barely any make-up and a huge scar was not the norm for @vogue. But, I guess that’s my new normal. Of course I had my reservations, and, if I dare say, insecurities – but a candid conversation with the lovely ladies @priya_tanna and @anaitashroffadajania cleared my doubts. And before I knew it, I was standing in front of the camera, ready to uncover my new reality. The icing on the cake was the fact that I needed one-third of the time for hair and make-up. So I closed my eyes and jumped into it, full throttle, and this is the result. Thank you, @meghamahindru for telling my story; and thank you @ridburman for understanding my story and saying it so beautifully through your lens. If there’s a piece of advice I can give you all after this, it would be to ‘Find your new normal’. It’s very liberating,” she wrote.

 

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The idea was almost preposterous. An almost bald head, barely any make-up and a huge scar was not the norm for @vogue. But, I guess that’s my new normal. Of course I had my reservations, and, if I dare say, insecurities – but a candid conversation with the lovely ladies @priya_tanna and @anaitashroffadajania cleared my doubts. And before I knew it, I was standing in front of the camera, ready to uncover my new reality. The icing on the cake was the fact that I needed one-third of the time for hair and make-up?. So I closed my eyes and jumped into it, full throttle, and this is the result. Thank you, @meghamahindru for telling my story; and thank you @ridburman for understanding my story and saying it so beautifully through your lens. If there’s a piece of advice I can give you all after this, it would be to ‘Find your new normal’. It’s very liberating. Click on the link in the bio to read the full article! #SwitchOnTheSunshine #OneDayAtATime

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 Not only this, Sonali Bendre went on to share more pictures from the shoot and wrote, “I’m okay with it now… I don’t even miss it,” Sonali said about her bald head. “Yet it (my hair) was the be-all, end-all of my life. It was this stupid thing that I was hanging on to,” she said. “My instinct was to wear a cap, a scarf or a wig—but these things are so ugly. I knew that if I had to accept it (going bald), I had to put a picture out there. Because once you share it on social media, you can feel the release,” she said.

Sonali Bendre is seen in frilly yellow gown, a pristine white shirt dress, beige cardigan with a hairband and more.

Known as her versatile acting career in Bollywood, 44-year-old Sonali bender was diagonsed with high-grade cancer last year. She had to undergo treatment in New York. She returned to India in December.

Also Read: Sonali Bendre returns to Mumbai after her treatment

While going through treatment, Sonali Bendre kept her fans in loop by posting pictures and shared about her various struggles during her fight with the disease.

During her treatment, the actress had plenty of Bollywood visitors to keep her company ever now and then. From Akshay Kumar, Hrithik Roshan, his ex-wife Sussanne Khan to Priyanka Chopra, several Bollywood celebs met Sonali at the medical facility in New York.

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