Nafisa Ali, who has been seen in films such as Major Saab and Life…In A Metro has been diagnosed with Stage 3 cancer. The veteran actress took to social media to reveal the heartbreaking news. Alongside a picture where she is seen posing with ‘precious friend’ Sonia Gandhi, she wrote, “Just met my precious friend who wished me luck & to get well from my just diagnosed stage 3 cancer.”
Nafisa Ali hails from West Bengal and made her Bollywood debut with Shashi Kapoor starrer Junoon (1979). She then went on to perform in films like Major Saab (1998), Bewafaa (2005), Big B (2007) and Guzaarish among others. Most recently, she appeared in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s gangster drama Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3. Nafisa is married to Arjuna Award winner Colonel RS Sodhi. The couple has three children -- two daughters Armana and Pia and one son Ajit.
This year saw a few Bollywood personalities reveal their battle with cancer. Irrfan Khan, who is being treated for Neuroendocrine Tumour, shared the heartbreaking news and wrote, “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have been about. Learning that I have been diagnosed with Neuroendocrine Tumour as of now has admittedly been difficult, but the love and strength of those around me and that I found within me has brought me to a place of hope. The journey of this is taking me out of the country, and I request everyone to continue sending their wishes. As for the rumours that were floated NEURO is not always about the brain and googling is the easiest way to do research ;-) To those who waited for my words, I hope to be back with more stories to tell.”
Sonali Bendre, who revealed that she has been diagnosed with high-grade cancer on July 4, said, “Sometimes, when you least expect it, life throws you a curveball. I have recently been diagnosed with a high grade cancer that has metastised, which we frankly did not see coming. A niggling pain led to some tests, which led to this unexpected diagnosis. My family and close friends have rallied around me, providing the best support system that anyone can ask for. I am very blessed and thankful for each of them.
There is no better way to tackle this, than to take swift and immediate action. And so, as advised by my doctors, I am currently undergoing a course of treatment in New York. We remain optimistic and I am determined to fight every step of the way. What has helped has been the immense outpouring of love and support I’ve received over the past few days, for which I am very grateful. I’m taking this battle head on, knowing I have the strength of my family and friends behind me.” Ayushmann Khurrana’s wife, Tahira Kashyap, shared the news of battling in September through a long post.