Bollywood’s finest critically acclaimed actors Irrfan Khan and Sonali Bendre Behl are battling cancer currently. While Irrfan Khan has decided to do so in solitude, Sonali has begun her journey by documenting the milestones on social media. In the light of these events, Hrithik Roshan’s sister Sunaina Roshan has decided to share her battle with cancer through a blog post.
Rightly so Sunaina’s blog’s name is ‘Zindagi’ and she titled her latest blogpost as ‘Cancer’. In the elaborate blogpost, the Roshan sister has shared a personal account of how it felt when she got diagnosed with cervical cancer to how she fought it positively without any fear.
Through the blog Sunaina recalls how before her diagnosis she did not even know about cervical cancer. She wrote about how initially her family hid the news of her illness from her.
In a very candid fashion Sunaina wrote about her insecurities and struggles. After learning of her illness to everyone’s surprise Sunaina was absolutely fine but her only concern was hair fall due to chemotherapy. Sunaina recalled how along with her mother Pinky Roshan she went to a salon for a head shave, how she could not wear a wig for longer periods because of the heat flashes, how her father Rakesh Roshan would tease her that her bald head’s shape is better than his.
While the blog post is about Sunaina’s battle with cancer, we could not help but notice her brother Hrithik Roshan’s struggle to come in terms with the situation.
“The one person who was most affected seeing me bald was my brother, he tried his best to control his tears in front of me. He was hoping that there maybe even 0.1% chance that his sister didn’t have to shave her head off.”
She also wrote about Hrithik’s relentless search for doctors both abroad and in India.
Sunaina also recalls how Priyanka Chopra was the one who gave her support throughout her journey. “She was not sure if it was ok to call me not knowing how I would react or if I was traumatic and low. She actually consulted Duggu and only after he said it was ok, she called me. When we spoke, she surprisingly asked if she was actually talking to me because for a patient diagnosed with cancer, I was anything but depressed. She couldn’t believe that I was so full of life even at that point.”
Lastly, Sunaina Roshan wrote about how throughout her 3 years long battle with cancer, now she wishes that ‘cancer’ should be reduced to just a zodiac sign. She has further urged women to seek help and not ignore any symptoms.
“Women sometimes feel that breast cancer and cervical cancer is not a common disease but that’s not true. Please give yourself some importance and get yourself checked regularly. Do reach out to people who are scared to come out in the open, your support may save a life.”
On her blog ‘Zindagi’ Sunaina Roshan also writes about her personal experiences of broken marriage, depression, diabetes and hypertension in hopes to help people.