Sonakshi Sinha, the coolest one
She is truly Bollywood’s bindaas babe, who doesn’t give a damn and lives life on her own terms. From unfurling her middle finger at Internet bullies to kicking the bad guy’s ass in Akira, Sonakshi Sinha is a natural in real and reel life. Having left behind a tepid phase of playing the ‘mainstream heroine’ in masala movies, Asli Sona has reinvented herself on and off-screen. T2Online tells you why Sonakshi is a potentially different superstar. (Watch: Phata poster, nikli Sonakshi)
Comfortable being herself
Blessed with a voluptuous figure and beautiful almond eyes, Sonakshi never cared a damn about the “Size 0” fad, unlike some of her contemporaries. She has always maintained that being super slim and bikini fit is not her thing. In fact, in Lootera, her career’s best performance so far, Sonakshi’s voluptuous form actually made her stand out with her classic Indian looks. (Photo gallery: Sonakshi Sinha in 'Akira' mode, kicks some serious butt)
Follows her instinct
Like her father Shatrughan Sinha (aka Shotgun), Sonakshi treads the unbeaten path. (First look: Sonakshi Sinha as Noor)
Several B-town managers went tsk tsk when Sona decided to judge Indian Idol Junior. “She’s doing TV for Chris sakes!” some exclaimed, but Sonakshi followed her heart and instincts. Her stint as judge increased her popularity and made Sonakshi a household name. She went on to sign Force 2 and Noor. So much for celebrity guruspeak.
Onstage Dancing Queen
More often than not, when you watch some B-town heroines perform on stage, you can almost hear them count ‘1-2-3-4’ in their heads while they shake their booty on choreographed steps. But Sonakshi is a born dancer, she lets go and enjoys herself. She enthralls the audience not only with her moves but telling eyes as well. The only other heroines who can pull this feat off are Waheeda Rehman, Meena Kumari, Madhubala and Madhuri Dixit. Check this one out from Sonakshi’s IIFA 2015 performance where she tributes Bollywood heroes in style.
Takes on Twitter trolls
Not someone who will take things lying down, Sonakshi was the first one to call out Kamaal R Khan, the pest on Twitter, for body-shaming leading ladies. Surprisingly, when the CBFC banned Udta Punjab, she called out Pahlaj Nihalani, a family friend and aired her opinion frankly on social media. Speaking her mind is great. But we hope she gets even more vocal - refusing to comment on Salman’s ‘raped woman’ gaffe was not woman enough. (Read: The Angry Birds Movie team gives Sonakshi Sinha The Angries award)
No Bollywood pandering
This writer was lucky to see Sonakshi’s cool as cucumber side during a charity fashion show. The show was hosted by B-town’s favorite TV anchor-cum-celebrity judge-cum-filmmaker, who is known to host a la ‘Playboy Mansion’ parties for young and upcoming actors. Several wannabes were swarming around him like moths to a flame, except Sona. The lady walked into the packed room, exchanged pleasantries and made a dignified exit. Now that’s what we call a true trailblazer.