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Sonakshi Sinha: My longest relationship in college was with junk food

Sonakshi Sinha has been on the other side of the weighing scale. At 18, she weighed 90 kg and was called terrible names in school. The actor worked hard to lose the weight and she continues to do so. The actor weighs in on all the fatshaming she has faced.

bollywood Updated: Apr 29, 2015 13:51 IST
Hindustan Times
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Actor Sonakshi Sinha’s relationship with the word weight doesn’t seem to end, so she seizes this opportunity to tell the world about her relationship with Schezwan noodles, too.

The longest relationship Sinha had in college, while studying fashion design, was with junk food. “I ate Schezwan noodles for lunch every day,” she says in an interview to Vogue India May 2015. The 27-year-old, who laughed on being referred to as “carb” at the much-spoken-about AIB roast, says, “Honestly, I’ve been called much worse things in school.”

She adds, “So this was really mild … it was actually funny.”

Sinha may have the face of a pinup, but she has also faced the same challenges as her fans — a body-shaming past that she has confidently left behind. “I’ve been on the other side of the weighing scale — I’ve been overweight (90-plus kilos) — and I know how hard it was to get where I am today,” she says.

The turning point came a few years before she made it to Bollywood. “I was 18 then. One day, I was on a treadmill and I couldn’t run for more than 45 seconds. I was panting,” says Sinha, “That’s when I knew that I had to do something about my body and metabolism,” she says.

Talking about her co-actors, she says, "Today if Priyanka Chopra doesn't work out, she will still look like that. But I know if I don't work out for a week, I will look like a different person."

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First Published: Apr 29, 2015 08:09 IST