Mumbai: Actor Sonali Bendre, who is on a ‘happy interval’ from her treatment for ‘high grade’ cancer, celebrated her birthday Tuesday and hosted a New Year bash at her residence in Mumbai Monday.
Friends and families visited the actor and wished luck on her birthday. Among those present during the party included Sussanne Khan, Hrithik Roshan, Kunal Kapoor, Naina Bachchan and a few other close friends.
Also, Goldi Behl, Sonali’s husband organised a surprise birthday celebration for her.
Behl wrote, “Happy birthday Sonali ❤ They say your partner needs to be your best friend, your sounding board, your mirror, your strength, your inspiration. You have been all that and more to me. 2018 was a tough year on you but I am so proud of the dignity and courage with which you handled it. Not only did you help me find my own strength, but you imparted that to every soul who followed your life closely. It is never easy to be at the receiving end and yet be so positive and spread so much love.”
“Thank you for being the person you are. On your special day, I wish you all things wonderful, all things love, all things that bring a cheer to you through the year. So #SwitchOnTheSunshine like you always do and make this year count #OneDayAtATime,” he added.
He also shared a photo from the party.
In the caption, he mentioned how the year 2018 was a testing year and wished for 2019 to be an easier one. He wrote, “As we get all set to ring in the new year can’t help but think the testing year that 2018 has been … a year filled with fear and joy, failures and victories, weakness and strength , love and hate … sometimes the worst and most horrible things to happen to you in life might just be bearing the best the moments of ur life as well … happy 2019 everyone my only wish is that we are not tested to this degree every year to appreciate the joys of life ..”