Sonakshi Sinha comes out to co-actor and good friend Akshay Kumar’s rescue after the latter was getting trolled for his comments made by him in an interview seven years ago. A statement given by Akshay Kumar was dug up by the netizens in which he was defending Sonakshi for being body shammed but ended by getting trolled instead.
The comment was “..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..”
On social media, this old statement has come up again from nowhere and is being called ‘misogynistic’ and ‘objectification’ of a woman.
The actor’s statement had resulted in him being trolled by audiences. Sonakshi Sinha came to his defense and in an interview with a national daily stated, “Firstly, let me start by saying that trolls really have nothing better to do in life, so this is what they resort to. People have to understand that I was heavily body shamed at the start of my career, in spite of having lost 30 kilos, and what Akshay said was probably in response to something on the same lines.”
One of the major accusations against Akshay Kumar was that he was objectifying women and attacking them on the basis of their body. Sonakshi Sinha clarified that that had not been his intention. 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 utilizing their time better rather than digging up stupid things and making an issue of it.”