A few days ago, Sonakshi Sinha made news for an unusual reason. A report claimed that director Shirish Kunder had asked the actor to lose weight for an item song in the Akshay Kumar-starrer Joker.
Clearly, Sonakshi isn’t amused with the “ridiculous” news. “Such reports come out without checking with Shirish or me. It’s in bad taste because you (media) are being personal and ridiculous. If it were true, I wouldn’t have five films lined up,” says the young actor, adding, “Yes, Shirish has asked me to do a song. And I think it is time to prove that curvy can also be beautiful as well.”
However, she was in for a pleasant surprise last week when choreographer Saroj Khan praised her performance in a classical number for Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s upcoming film Rowdy Rathore. The dance master even gave the actor “Rs 101 as shagun (blessings).”
As per the unit members, the song, which Sonakshi shot for in Film City last week with Akshay, required lot of complex expressions.
Sonakshi, draped in a heavy sari, is seen dancing at a wedding and teasing the boy (Akshay) as part of the song. But all that praise doesn’t keep Sonakshi from feeling the pressure when it comes to her weight. “I work hard to maintain myself and always try to look better. But I don’t believe in going to an extreme or being stick-thin.”
“Also if I have been accepted for the way I look, why would I do anything to change it? There is pressure from a lot of people, but that’s not what my audience wants. I’m happy with the way I look,” says the Dabangg (2010) girl, who weighed 90 kgs before she signed the Salman Khan-starrer blockbuster. The actor lost 30 kgs before she started shooting for the Abhinav Kashyap film.
Currently, the actor is busy with back-to-back films — Rowdy Rathore, Abbas-Mustan’s Race 2, Shrish’s Kick with Salman and Ajay Devgn’s SOS – Son Of Sardar. “I immediately agreed to do SOS; it is a great story with action and comedy. I was waiting for such a script to come across,” she says.