Kumar and Bendre co-judged the reality television show, India's Best Dramebaaz, before she left for New York to undergo cancer treatment.
Sonali is a fighter, she is a calm and composed person: Omung Kumar
Mumbai - 01 Aug 2018 11:00 IST
Sonali Bendre, who is braving a fight against cancer, is a strong person and a fighter, says filmmaker Omung Kumar of the actress, who was his former co-judge in the third season of reality TV show India's Best Dramebaaz.
Bendre had to leave the Zee TV show in between as she was diagnosed with metastatic cancer and had to go to New York for treatment. She was replaced by Huma Qureshi, who completes the judging panel with Vivek Oberoi.
Praying for Bendre's good health, Kumar told IANS, a news agency, "I miss her a lot, but I know she is a fighter, she will come back for sure. I think she is going to come back before the finale. Get well soon, Sonali."
Kumar, who judged a few episodes of the show with Bendre, said her presence on the set used to create a beautiful atmosphere.
"Sonali is a mother figure. She is a calm and composed person, so while judging the show, she knew better than me and Vivek about how to deal with the kids.
"She and I used to discuss our issues on the set. We had a lot of fun. As a judge, as she is a mother herself, she knew the best when to behave strictly with the kids and when to have fun," added the Mary Kom (2014) director.
India's Best Dramebaaz is an acting talent hunt show for children.