Sonakshi Sinha’s weight gain after her debut film, Dabangg, earned her a lot of flak. But now, as we start seeing a considerably slimmer Sonakshi, co-star Salman reveals that the added weight was for her character in Dabangg 2. The sequel, directed by Arbaaz Khan, will see Sonakshi play Chulbul Pandey’s (Salman Khan’s character) pregnant wife. “Sonakshi could not have the body of a model in the sequel, as she plays a housewife who is three to four months pregnant,” explains Salman Khan. The actor, however, feels sorry that Sonakshi’s weight gain led to her being criticised. And though she has done a few other films, Salman says that he hasn’t found her affected by stardom at all. “We started working for the sequel just a year after Dabangg released. So there wasn’t too much of a time gap for me to notice any changes in her. But right from the time she entered the industry, we knew that she is very talented,” says Salman.