Sonali Bendre was one of the most popular actresses of the 90s. The 46-year-old actress enjoyed a huge fan at the time and was extremely talented. Her beauty and grace are what her fans loved the most about her. But besides his fans, there were rumors and reports about this person who adored Sonali. It was none other than – Raj Thackeray.
At the time, Raj was reportedly madly in love with Sonali while he was married to his wife Sharmila Thackeray.
When Raj Thackeray started his political career, there was a lot of hubbub around him. According to News24, it was he who pushed Sonali Bendre’s career to Bollywood and fell in love with her later.
And some reports have said that after seeing Sonali in the movies, Raj fell in love with her. Although there is no official confirmation for this, but what we do know is that the politician was head over heels in love with the actress.
Reports also said Raj Thackeray wanted to marry Sonali Bendre, but Uncle Bal Thackeray advised him not to do so as it would have a huge impact on his political career. And also, Raj was already married to Sharmila Thackeray at that time.
In fact, when the late King of Pop Michael Jackson came to India, it was this duo who received him at the airport.
Sonali was dressed in traditional Marathi attire and Raj wore pajamas with a Nehru bandh-gala jacket.
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Whoa! Michael Jackson with Raj Thackeray and Sonali Bendre – good old days!
Meanwhile, Sonali married filmmaker Goldie Behl in 2002, and the couple share 15-year-old son Ranveer.
In 2018, the 46-year-old actress was diagnosed with high-grade cancer and was undergoing treatment in New York City and is now cancer-free.
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