Is Sonakshi Sinha’s size working against her?
She is considered a misfit to work opposite most of the younger crop of male actors like Shahid Kapoor, Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor due to her well ’rounded’ shape. Sona also had to opt out of a lucrative endorsement deal that required her to shed a few pounds. Is Sinha’s USP – her generously curvaceous Indian frame – slowly making her lose out on meaty offers?
Until recently, Sonakshi Sinha was considered the ideal (read generous) Indian beauty. After receiving much flak from the size conscious media and society at large, the Dabangg actor showed that size-zero is not the only option one has to break into Bollywood. In fact, after the success of her debut film, Sonakshi was hailed as an actor who brought along a breath of fresh air with her big curves and chubby face.
Amidst the constant clamor about the nationwide obsession for a size zero figure, Sonakshi stood out as the girl who was comfortable in her own pounds..err in her own skin. She definitely worked hard to become a diva. After all from being an elephantine 100 plus kg gunny bag, she has emerged as the poster girl of hot curvaceous beauty that men secretly desire.
Her newer and slimmer identity bagged Sona her subsequent films like Rowdy Rathore, Joker, Son Of Sardaar and now Dabangg 2 with A-list stars like Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn and Salman Khan. Why then should the Sinha babe worry about her weight when everything is working in her favour? The answer to that one is not so difficult to figure out.
On one hand, Sona must be proud to have worked with A-list megastars, but on the other hand she also needs to pay attention to the flip-side of this ‘weighty’ issue. Recently, she walked out of a lucrative endorsement deal that needed her to lose the excess flab. Unfortunately for Sona, Deepika Padukone had to be summoned to endorse the brand. We also hear that the 24-year-old babe goes well with senior actors, who are on the verge of touching their 50s and should ideally play the role of her uncle, but young eye-candies and talents who would make it big in the future like Shahid Kapoor, Imran Khan and Ranbir Kapoor hesitate to pair up with her.
In this ‘heavy’ crisis, Sonakshi must really be looking forward to Lootera where she will be seen with an equally young Ranveer Singh. If that project works on the big screen, it could just turn out to be a trend changer; in fact a trend setter for the Sinha gal!
First Published: 1.30 PM IST 12.02.2012