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Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, others rose without nepotism: Sonakshi

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Published Mar 24, 2017, 2:57 pm IST
Updated Mar 24, 2017, 3:05 pm IST
She will also be seen judging the popular televesion dance reality show Nach Baliye.
 She will also be seen judging the popular televesion dance reality show Nach Baliye.

Mumbai: Sonakshi Sinha will soon be seen as one of the judges on this reality show Nach Baliye Season 8 and her film, ‘Noor,’ is also set to release soon. Over the years, Sonakshi has proved her acting caliber by doing varied characters be it comic roles, emotional, romantic or even action. Since Sonakshi is also known to put forth her views unhesitatingly, it wouldn’t be too much if we say she is like her father Shatrughan Sinha.

The actress spoke about sexual harassment, urging the government, nepotism and her love for dance and more.

About her stint at Nach Baliye, Sona said, “I got attracted to this dance show obviously because I too love dancing. I was always looking for something, if not better, as good as Indian Idol, for me to be a part of. No sooner Nach Baliye came to me and I instantly related to it for the dance factor and of course, Madhuriji. Any girl from my generation would look up to her. Good dancers from the field of glitz and glamour today, have to be Deepika Padukone, who is graceful, Alia Bhatt, who is spunky; Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Varun Dhawan, all of them are exuberant dancers in their own way.”

About the current ugly war of words between Karan Johar and Kangana Ranaut on the topic of nepotism, Sonakshi has her own perspective.

“Infact, I don’t have a take on nepotism. I feel people talk about that a lot and I feel I can give a lot many examples of people who have made it without any connections into the industry. Amitabh Bachchan, Shatrughan Sinha, John Abraham, Anushka Sharma, Shahrukh Khan and many more people from different spheres of film making have made it to the top without pointing fingers at anyone, without playing a blame game or without any support from the industry,” she commented.

Blaming the women for not openly coming forward on being subjected to sexual harassment and expressing their views on what may have happened with them at their workplace, she says, “Sexual harassment at work is neglected by women as they do not wish to come openly about their experience. Women are still ashamed of the repercussions that will come their way when they speak about it. I also feel that women still feel they will be blamed for whatever has happened to them, like it is happening right now. Until and unless women support each other and stand by each other, that will not change." 

Also urging the government to take initiative, Sonakshi puts forth her view point humbly and says “It should be made very important for the government to take an initiative where they make women understand that you are not at fault if something like this happens to you. So that they can have the courage to come up and share their not so good experiences with the concerned authorities in order to enable them to get justice at least,” she concludes. 

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