MUMBAI: There is so much more to a person than their looks and physical appearance is just an illusion, said actress Sonakshi Sinha while in a conversation with BIG FM.
“I have grown up as an over-weight teenager. It was not ever a problem for me. It didn’t used to matter that how fat I am and how much kilos I need to shed which actually people were pointing out to me,” Sonakshi said.
Stating that weight and looks were such a small thing in comparison to the skills she is blessed with, the actress said that she always used to focus on other things in which she is good. “That way I never felt pressurised to get slim,” she added.
The 31 year old actress 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, Sonakshi will next be seen in “Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi” and is also prepping for “Kalank”.
Daughter of actors Shatrughan Sinha and Poonam Sinha, Sonakshi made her acting debut in the action-drama film Dabangg (2010), which won her all the Debut awards including the Filmfare Award for Best Female Debut.
In addition to acting in films, she sung a small part in the Imran Khan song "Let's Celebrate" in her film Tevar.