Actress Sonali Bendre has been diagnosed with a "high-grade cancer that has metastised". She is currently undergoig treatment in New York.
In a moving post on Twitter she says, "Sometimes when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have been recently 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 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 greatful.
"I am taking this battle head on knowing, I have the strength of my family and friends behind me."
Sonali is currently a judge on the children's reality show, "India's Best Dramebaaz", hosted by Shantanu Maheshwari and Vighnesh Pande.