Actor Sonakshi Sinha who has often been body-shamed on social media now opens up on the same and says that there is so much more to a person than their looks and that physical appearance is just an illusion. In a conversation with BIG FM, Sonakshi said, “There is so much more to a person than their looks. I am someone who has been on the other side and thus seen both sides of the coin. I have grown up as an over-weight teenager. It was not ever a problem for me. It didn’t used to matter that how fat I am and how much kilos I need to shed which actually people were pointing out to me.”  The Dabangg actor further talked about the things she is good at and said that she never felt the pressure of getting slim. “I used to focus on other things which I am good at. That way I never felt pressurized to get slim,” she added.Also Read - Sonakshi Sinha Is 'Playing With Pink' In Her Rs 6.5k Mini Dress

Sonakshi says that even after shedding so much weight and becoming an actor, she has made sure to project a healthy body image. “And come across as a good impression for people especially girls who get easily influenced at a very young age. I understand this considering, that I too wished to look like these slim models which would appear on these fashion magazines in my younger days. Physical appearance is an illusion. It is unrealistic. That is it,” she said. Also Read - Zaalima Coca Cola Twitter Review: Nora Fatehi's Song Receives Mixed Reactions, Netizens Begin Hilarious Meme Fest

On the professional front, Sonakshi will next be seen in Happy Phirr Bhag Jayegi and is also prepping for KalankHappy Phirr Bhag Jayegi also features Diana PentyJimmy Sheirgill, Jassie Gill, Ali Fazal and Piyush Mishra in pivotal roles. The writer-director of the film Mudassar Aziz will take the second part of the film to another level with quirky jokes which will take the audience on a fun ride. Also Read - Bhuj The Pride of India Trailer: Ajay Devgn, Sanjay Dutt Present 'Greatest Battle Ever Fought'

(With inputs from IANS)