Cutting my hair during cancer wasn’t heartbreaking: Sonali

Published : 31 May 2019, 12:57

Jagoroniya Desk

After being diagnosed with high-grade cancer, Sonali Bendre spent a lot of her time in New York getting the right treatment. 

This also involved chemotherapy and before she started that, Sonali decided to cut her long, lustrous hair and go bald. But now that Sonali is back to India, this is the first time ever since she went bald that she got a chance to get a proper haircut. The actor recently got a hair cut and got her hair coloured too.

Loving her new look and talking about this new phase, Sonali says, “I’m so happy that my hair is grown back but more than anything else, all my life, I’ve had poker straight hair and now, there is some texture and some curl to it. I’m so excited about that. I’ve always wanted volume in my hair and now that it’s growing I’m liking it. 

It was a bit messy when it was growing out and it was time for a hair cut. I got some bit of a colour as well because my hair is now grown slightly so we didn’t touch the colour to the scalp. We are being a bit careful with that and it just gave me so much joy. When you have long hair, you are really scared to cut it because you always want to hold onto it. But it was time to experiment. I’m going to make the most of it and try as many looks as I can. I’m going to have fun with my hair now.”

The actor has spoken about her battle with cancer and while she shared her story to help other people, Sonali recalls the first time she had to chop her hair before starting chemotherapy. She says, “When I was planning to cut my hair, I didn’t really have a choice. 

I remember going to the salon to get my last blow dry and my friend was shooting and my sister was with me so my hair dresser realised that this wasn’t usual. When I went back to him for the big day - the hair cut, I was waiting for Ranveer, my son to join me in New York because I didn’t want it to be a big shock for him. I remember telling my hair dresser to just shave it all off but he insisted that we could go shorter and then finally, I went bald much later.”

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