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Sonakshi Sinha on being fat shamed: “I am very talented, irrespective of how I look”

Sonakshi Sinha who has been subjected to body shamming since she was a child, says despite making huge progress in losing weight she is still being labelled as “fat”.

Reported on AsianAge, Sinha who made her debut with ‘Dabangg’ (2010), says she has dropped a staggering 30kg but somehow this makes no difference in how she is perceived, “Someone comes up with something and that sticks with you forever. Whatever my waist size is, I am forever being called fat. It is quite unpleasant really. Especially since I was heavily overweight at one point and had put in a lot of effort to shed those extra kilos before joining Bollywood. I knew it is a visual medium and I had to look a certain way to become an actor”.

The ‘Bullet Raja’ (2013) actress further added that she’s glad to be breaking the stereotype for heroines, but highlighted this wasn’t the case when she first started in Bollywood, “For me, it was a great achievement to have lost 30 kilos. I had never looked as good as I did and I was feeling rather proud of it. So it hit me real hard when people said, ‘Oh, she is too fat to be an actress’. Yes, I was too fat, but I had lost all those extra kilos to be here”.

“I have always been a very confident person, even while going through all that bullying and fat shaming in school. I knew I am not only about how I look. I was great at sports, debates, plays; I had all those things going for me. I had no doubt about the fact that I am very talented, irrespective of how I look,” concluded Sinha.

The ‘Action Jackson’ (2014) star returned to the big screen once again as the beloved ‘Rajjo Pandey’ in ‘Dabangg 3’ (2019). Later this year Sinha will be seen in ‘Bhuj: The Pride Of India’, starring alongside Ajay Devgn and Sanjay Dutt.