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Sonal Vengurlekar on controversies around her: People close to me know the truth

TV actor Sonal Vengurlekar clears the air on the allegations against her. She also adds that she believes in standing for what is right and can’t butter people to stay in their good books.

tv Updated: Apr 29, 2018 18:18 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Actor Sonal Vengurlekar plays the role of Mandira Singh Baghel in Saam Daam Dand Bhed.
Actor Sonal Vengurlekar plays the role of Mandira Singh Baghel in Saam Daam Dand Bhed.

Sonal Vengurlekar, known for shows such as Dil Dosti Dance, The Buddy Project, Shastri Sisters and Yeh Vaada Raha, is not new to controversies. Be it slapping her co-star, not gelling well with her colleagues, throwing tantrums on the sets of her show to breaking-up with her boyfriend and falling into depression, she has been in news for all the wrong reasons. However, Sonal is unperturbed as she says people close to her know the truth and the kind of person she is.

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“People, who have know me well, know the real Sonal. I’m okay to have quality friends [rather] than quantity [number of friends] in the industry. This field is very ‘matlabi’ if I can say that. People are unhappy if you are doing well and happy when you are sitting idle at home. I think that I’ve always been a soft target for controversies maybe because I have not gelled well or should I say ‘I did not do chamchagiri’. People have just written or concluded about me being the bad girl but none has heard my side of the story,” says the actor.

Talking about the controversies around her, Sonal adds, “Yes, I did slap my co-actor (Ankush Arora on the sets of Yeh Vaada Raha) and I can do it again. He had hurled hell lot of abuses first and my slap was a return gift to him. We live in the 21st century and I’m strong and big enough to defend myself. I cannot cry if someone abuses. I believe in giving it back [and] on the spot. As far as not getting along well with my co-actors, it’s all a speculation. I have always been cordial with my co-stars. If I do not get great vibes or responses from them then I cannot push myself to be someone’s best friends. Also throwing tantrums is not my kind of thing.”

Coming back to her work, the actor, who is a part of an ongoing revenge drama, says that she is open to experimenting. “I would want to do a character which is out-of-the-box. As an artist, I believe in challenging myself at every point. I also want to participate in a reality show. For someone like me, I think Bigg Boss would be an ideal show,” she concludes.

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First Published: Apr 29, 2018 18:17 IST

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