Do what makes you happy: Son­ali

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Ac­tress Son­ali Ben­dre Behl, who is un­der­go­ing metastatic can­cer treat­ment, has cho­sen a wig for her­self. In a mo­ti­va­tional post for can­cer pa­tients, she urged them not to let the dis­ease take away their hap­pi­ness.

The 43 year old took to Instagram last week and posted a heart­warm­ing video, in which she can be seen show­cas­ing her new look as she has opted for a wig fol­low­ing hair loss due to the can­cer treat­ment. Along with the video, she wrote, "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."

She said she had a brief mo­ment of ‘self-doubt’ when she was test­ing out the wigs for her­self. "Am I vain for want­ing to look good?" she thought to her­self.

"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 re­alised 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.”

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