Actress Sonakshi Sinha has had an inspirational story of her own. From weighing 95 kgs once upon a time to the fitness freak she’s turned today, she undoubtedly has come a long way. But the struggles have been worse despite being a star kid and the actress is opening up all about it.
In a recent interview with Pinkvilla, Sonakshi recalled being bullied, fat-shamed ever since she was a kid, which continued till college and even after when she entered the industry. “I have been bullied quite a bit. I have had my fair share because I was a fat kid. I used to weight around 95 kilos and I was always a big kid. Even though I used to do a lot of sports, the boys used to bully me and call me names. They wouldn’t give me main roles in plays in school. They would always make me stand at the side or be the narrator,” Sonakshi shared.
Furthermore, the actress shared how she even had to face it all when she made her first step in Bollywood with Salman Khan’s Dabangg. “It didn’t stop there. I lost 30 kilos for my first film. When it released, the audiences lapped me up but the worst part is I was being fat-shamed by the industry people and the media. That really hurt. I knew I wasn’t the average looking stick figure person. I didn’t have to. Honestly, I knew I had a lot more to offer than what I weight on the weighing scale. So I never took that to heart,” added the actress.
It’s great to see her not giving up despite so many hurdles and living up to all the expectations with her spectacular performances!