She is known for speaking her mind, advocating a positive body image and always taking criticism in her stride. And as we caught up with actor Sonakshi Sinha, who turns 28 on , she kept her characteristic smile on.
When asked about the criticism she faced for ‘looking photoshopped’ on the cover of a fashion magazine that aimed to celebrate her curves, the birthday girl was quick to say that it was wrong to point a finger at her.
"You should ask the magazines that question because we really don’t have much say in what goes into print. We are there for the shoot, and I was there for the curves special cover of that magazine. If you ever get the chance, take it up with the editor!" she says.
Talking about always being comfortable in her skin, she adds, "It’s just how I am. It’s not necessary or even correct for anyone to dictate terms on how anyone should look. It’s not that I am unhealthy! People appreciate the way I look, or so I’ve been told."
Ask her if she has found a special someone in her life, and Sona shares that she finds it difficult to find a partner. "Why do you think I am still single? It’s because I am nitpicky and it’s hard to find tall boys for a tall girl like me. Or let’s just say, my standards are high!" she laughs.
It is a working birthday for Sona this year, too. She’s known for always preferring to work on her special days. The actor is currently busy shooting for her next with director AR Murugadoss, and will also be rehearsing for her act at the IIFA 2015 award ceremony this weekend.