Sonakshi Sinha scares her critics with a skeleton

  • Geetanjali Taragi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Oct 15, 2014 18:32 IST

Sonakshi Sinha has lashed out at her weight-watchers, and made it clear that she’s not going to turn anorexic for anyone. The 27-year-old actor posted an illustration of a skeleton on Instagram, with a caption that read, “To all those who keep commenting on my weight, whether it’s a full picture, or a close-up where you can’t see jack. Take a good look at this picture. Now get this: 1) this ain’t ever gonna be me. 2) get over it. 3) i wish u could see which finger I hold up for shallow and idiotic people like yourself (sic).” And, she went on to snub the fashion police with another “#idontgiveadamn” post, which drew full support from her peers and the fraternity.

Actor Parineeti Chopra tweeted, “Sonakshi shows a finger to the fashion police ... So proud and glad that actresses are not afraid to stand up ... they speak their heart and demand their respect!! GO GIRLS!!!”

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Adding kilos has always been a ‘weighty’ issue in Bollywood, and it’s not just Sonakshi who has fallen prey to constant criticism for curves. “Beauty is a social construct, this model image of an ideal woman has been hard-wired into us. Kudos to Sonakshi for speaking up, but she must learn to ignore, Let them bark — it’s the price you pay for being a celebrity,” says filmmaker Mahesh Bhatt. Actor Zarine Khan, who has also been criticised for her weight, says, “I have been saying this for the longest time and I value it when actresses speak their minds, like how Sonakshi has. I am glad she has spoken up.”

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