Sonakshi Sinha and Akshay Kumar (Photo Credit: Instagram)
Sonakshi Sinha has come to Akshay Kumar’s rescue after the actor was called out on social media for an old interview where he was defending her from being body shamed. 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.''
However, Akshay’s comments didn’t go down well with the netizens and they slammed him for being 'misogynistic' and 'objectifying'. Sonakshi hit back at trolls, asking them to utlise their time better and not make an issue out of ‘stupid’ things. In an interview with Hindustan Times, Sonakshi said, ''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.''
''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,’’ she added.
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.