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Actress Sonali Bendre Returns to India With a Big Smile

Sonali Bendre announced earlier this year that she was diagnosed with a high grade metastatic cancer

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Sonali Bendre is an Indian actress and model. She has mostly starred in Bollywood films. She is best known for her commendable performance In Telugu films like Murari, Khadgam, Indra, Manmadhudu and Shankar Dada M.B.B.S..
Sonali Bendre beams with joy as she returns to 'motherland'. Flickr

Actress Sonali Bendre Behl beamed with joy, flashed smiles, gave a thumbs up and joined her hands in reverence for all the love as she arrived here on Monday months after she left for New York to seek treatment of a high grade cancer.

Sonali, known for films like “Sarfarosh”, “Hum Saath-Saath Hain” and “Duplicate”, has been putting up a brave fight against metastatic cancer for months.

She arrived here in an all-black look and flaunted her shaved head with as much confidence and bravado as she has been showcasing to her fans via social media. She was joined by her film producer husband Goldie Behl.

The paparazzi went clickety-click as Sonali made her way to the car and she obliged with a heartwarming smile and gratitude.

Before she left from New York, Sonali had shared a social media update, flaunting a casual white tracksuit. She had teamed them with shoes — one of which read “mother” and the other read “land”.

Previous research has shown that obesity and high-fat diets both together and independently increase the risk of pancreatic cancer.
The actress was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year. Pixabay

Clearly, Sonali was excited to be back in Mumbai — where her heart is — for a “happy interval”.

Her Instagram post read: “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.

“The fight is not yet over… but I’m happy and looking forward to this happy interval.”

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For Sonali, who has spent the tumultuous time with a smile on her face, “it’s time to learn that there is a new normal out there and I can’t wait to embrace it and switch on the sunshine”.

Sonali Bendre announced earlier this year that she was diagnosed with a high grade metastatic cancer. A mother of one, she said her family and close friends have provided her the best support system. (IANS)

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India’s Leading Designers Come Together for a Fashion Show

Fashion and heritage come together

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India's leading designers came together for a for a fashion extravaganza. Pixabay

Twenty of India’s leading designers came together for a fashion extravaganza at the Capitals Heritage garden- The Sunder nursery. The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) organised the fashion presentation as a part of the Inherit Festival. The two day festival , featured almost a 100 exhibitors showcasing the best of Indian craft, design, fashion, lifestyle and heritage tourism.

Fashion show Sunder nusery
The fashion presentation by FDCI took place in the Sunder Nursery. Wikimedia Commons

Designers, showcased four colour categories (white/ivory, earthy, indigo and the sari) at the balmy afternoon with a handloom soiree. Participating designers included AM:PM, Amita Gupta Sustainable, Asha Gautam, Charu Parashar, DHI, Diksha Khanna, Divya Sheth, Elisha Wadhwani, Geisha Designs by Paras & Shalini, Ikai by Ragini Ahuja, Ilk, Mynah’s Reynu Taandon, Nitin Bal Chauhan, Pawan Sachdeva, Payal Jain, Rahul Mishra, Siddhartha Bansal, Suman Nathwani, SVA by Sonam & Paras, TAANI by Tanira Sethi and Urvashi Kaur. The grand finale of sorts was by the iconic duo, David Abraham and Rakesh Thakore of Abraham & Thakore.

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“We are delighted to collaborate with Inherit 2019 that brings to fore the beauty of hand woven wonders and contemporary musings through the visionary palette of our participating designers. FDCI’s show is a tribute to the meeting of several disciplines of design through the medium of arts and crafts that will be exhibited in the two-day festival,” said FDCI Chairman Sunil Sethi. (IANS)