Physical appearance is an illusion: Sonakshi Sinha on body-shaming


Sonakshi Sinha, who has been often body-shamed on social media, says there is so much more to a person than their looks and that physical appearance is just an illusion.

“I am someone who has been on the other side and thus seen both sides of the coin. I have grown up as an overweight teenager. It was not ever a problem for me. It didn’t use to matter that how fat I am and how much kilos I need to shed which actually people were pointing out to me,” she said.

“I used to focus on other things which I am good at. That way I never felt pressurised to get slim,” she added.

Sinha, 31, says even after shedding enough weight and becoming an actor, she has made sure to project a healthy body image.

“And come across as a good impression for people, especially girls who get easily influenced at a very young age. I understand this considering that I too wished to look like these slim models which would appear on these fashion magazines in my younger days. Physical appearance is an illusion. It is unrealistic. That is it,” she said.

On the work front, Sinha will next be seen in Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi and is also prepping for Kalank, alongside a star-studded cast of Alia Bhatt, Varun Dhawan, Aditya Roy Kapur, Madhuri Dixit and Sanjay Dutt