Actress Sonali Bendre who is undergoing cancer treatment in New York took to Instagram on Wednesday to post a picture of her new look. Sonali, who went bald for her chemotherapy sessions, is now experimenting with wigs. “It's important to do what makes you happy, even if it's something as simple as wearing a wig, bright red lipstick, high heels,” she writes.
In the post, she also contemplates if wanting to look good is a bad thing.
"Vanity is my favourite sin." - Al Pacino Well, it might not be my all-time favourite sin (that would be gluttony 😋), but who doesn't like looking good? The way we look has a profound psychological impact on us... A little vanity here and there does no one any harm. It's important to do what makes you happy, even if it's something as simple as wearing a wig, bright red lipstick, high heels.... All that white noise doesn't make a difference in the larger picture. No one can tell you what's right or wrong for you. When I was testing out the wigs, I had a brief moment of self-doubt... "Am I vain for wanting to look good?" As part of the entertainment industry, you're always expected to look good... Maybe that has been ingrained in me? But then I gave it a thought and I realized I like looking good for me. If I'm in the mood to wear a scarf, I will. If I want to walk around bald and free, I will. Only you know what would make you feel good, and what works best for you. So take every opportunity you can to #SwitchOnTheSunshine. #OneDayAtATime 🙏🌞 Thank you @priyankachopra for connecting me with the amazing @bokheehair, who created my new look.
Friends and family have been supporting Sonali as she battles with cancer. In an earlier post she spoke of her son, and about coming out to him about the disease. She also shared about how she was missing him on his birthday.