Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar have worked together in quite a few films such as Holiday: A Soldier Is Never Off Duty, Mission Mangal, Rowdy Rathore, Boss and a few others. It goes without saying that the two share a good chemistry and work equation.
Recently, in an interview with HT, Akshay spoke about Sona being a wonderful actress with a distinct acting style and a few other things which didn’t go down well with some people.
Sonakshi is a wonderful actress who has her own style of acting. She has an absolutely different figure – a typical, Indian figure and not size zero. Khaate peete gharane ki lagti hai. I am a pure Punjabi. I like heroines who are hari bhari. Chusa hua aam na lage.
Many felt Akshay’s comments were demeaning and body shamed Sona. The actress, however, thinks otherwise and believes that the matter was blown out of proportion by trolls.
Firstly, let me start by saying that trolls really have nothing better to do in life, so this is what they resort to. People have to understand that I was heavily body shamed at the start of my career, in spite of having lost 30 kilos, and what Akshay said was probably in response to something on the same lines.
She further said that she has a great friendship and working equation with Akki, and therefore, he was talking about a friend and not a random person.
If anything, he was being a gentleman and defending me with no intention of “objectifying” anyone. And if I, the person being referred to, has absolutely no problem with what was said, I don’t think anyone else should either. People need to start utilising their time better rather than digging up stupid things and making an issue of it.
Fair enough, Sona. What do you guys think?