Talking About a Friend: Sonakshi on Akshay’s Body Shaming Comments

Sonakshi Sinha has come to Akshay Kumar’s defence after the actor was called out on social media for his comments he had made in an old interview in which he spoke about the body shaming she had faced. He had said, “Sonakshi is a wonderful actress who has her own style of acting. She has an absolutely different figure – a typical, Indian figure and not size zero. Khaate peete gharane ki lagti hai. I am a pure Punjabi. I like heroines who are hari bhari. Chusa hua aam na lage.” Social media users have pointed out that rather than being in her favour, the comments are “misogynistic” and “objectifying”.

In an interview with Hindustan Times, Sonakshi defended Akshay saying that this is just another case of unnecessary trolling and that she had no problem with his comments. She said,

"“They also have to understand that I have a great friendship and working equation with him, so he was talking about a friend and not a random person. If anything, he was being a gentleman and defending me with no intention of “objectifying” anyone. And if I, the person being referred to, has absolutely no problem with what was said, I don’t think anyone else should either. People need to start utilising their time better rather than digging up stupid things and making an issue of it.”" - Sonakshi Sinha, Actor

Sonakshi and Akshay have co-starred in five films so far: Joker, Rowdy Rathore, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara!, Holiday: A Soldier is Never off Duty and Mission Mangal.

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