Sonali Bendre on her summer makeover- from being “scared” to cut her hair to “experimenting with it”
It’s almost been a year when Sonali Bendre was being diagnosed with high-grade cancer. Due to which, the actress spent her most of the time in New York for the right treatment which involved chemotherapy. But before going bald, Sonali decided to cut her long, lustrous hair short. But now that Sonali is back to India, this is the first time ever she got a chance to get a proper haircut and got her hair colored too.
The actress is looking extremely gorgeous and all we can say is, “more power to you, girl.”Sonali had to go through a lot before she cut he beautiful locks. On that note, the actress shared her experience and must say, it is simply inspiring.
Talking about her experience, she said, “I think at that point of time when I was cutting my hair, there was no option and I definitely didn’t want my hair falling off on my pillows. I wanted to take control of the situation and cut it off. “I remember going into a salon to get the last blow-dry and when I was getting that last blow-dry, I was waiting and getting my hair washed, was supposed to give me my blow dry and he understood why because my friend was shooting the whole process and my sister was with me and we were talking about it throughout from which he realized what it was like. And I said you know what, maybe I should just come and shave it off; to which he said you come, I’ll give you a great haircut. And I saw him giving somebody else a haircut and I loved the way he gave it and I said that’s not a bad idea.”
Sonali Bendre also talked about her getting bald and how she wanted to break it to her son Ranveer.
She said, “When I went back to him for the big day for the haircut, I was waiting for Ranveer to come and join me in New York. I didn’t want him to see me with my hair cut suddenly, I wanted him to be a part of that because I didn’t want it to be a big shock for him. When we went back for the haircut, I said just let me shave it off and go bald and he said no, there’s time for it still. You can enjoy a shorter haircut. It’ll be easier to deal with when it’s falling and that’s how we went through 2 more haircuts – slightly shorter, even more, shorter and then I went bald.
The first time when I cut my hair, I don’t know if it was heartbreaking, not really, but by then I had switched off.
“I think being alive was more important than hair and suddenly the perspective on life had changed. So I remember my friend telling me that let’s collect the hair and make a wig out of it and I said no, let it go, it’s meant to go. I don’t want to hold on to it, it’s meant for somebody else. And I just let it go. I’m not saying I was joyful about this, but I wasn’t very sad about it, I accepted what it was and like I said, it had changed my perspective on life.”