WHAT! Sonam Bajwa Faced Discrimination By Her Own Family Because Of Her Dark Skin; Says, ‘They Sidelined Me, At An Age, Where You Don’t Understand Why’
Sonam Bajwa has been opening up about being sidelined by her extended family members as a kid because of her dark skin tone
In the day and age where there is a much-needed chatter around body positivity and the need for representation for all body-types and skin colours, actress Sonam Bajwa recently opened up about how as a kid she was sidelined by her own family members because of her dark complexion. Over the years, she has become one of the leading names in the Pollywood industry and garnered a huge fan base because of her acting chops and free spirited personality.
During the promotions of her movie 'Godday Godday Chaa,' Sonam spoke about how people from the Punjabi entertainment industry as well as her extended family members have behaved differently with her. In a recent interview with RJ Siddharth Kannan, she had revealed that being ill-treated in the industry did not hurt her as much since she had seen the worst during her childhood. ALSO READ: After Shehnaaz Gill, Sonam Bajwa Says She Was Sidelined In Punjabi Industry; Actress Reveals, ‘Makers Would Remove Me From A Film Without Telling Me’
Shedding light on the same, she confessed to IndiaTV News that she indeed often experienced discrimination because of her dark skin. So much so that her relatives would not invite her to their homes when she was a child. However, their attitude towards her changed when she grew successful in life. She went on to add that the only thing she can do now is to not become like them. ALSO READ: WHAT! Sonam Bajwa Takes A Subtle Dig At Sara Ali Khan And Ananya Panday’s Privileges; Says, ‘They Can Go To Karan Johar’s House, Get An Audition’
The 33-year-old added, “So yes, people have sidelined me, and that too at an age, where you don’t understand why they were doing this.”
Talking about the mistreatment she faced during her initial phases in the industry, she shared, “the makers would remove me from a film and not even let me know, so I have been through such times, but it doesn’t affect me much.”
Sonam added, "The only thing we can do is we don’t ever become like them. So yes, people have sidelined me, and that too at an age, where you don’t understand why they were doing this." Talking about the Punjabi industry, she elaborated, "I have also experienced that."
Sonam has been one of the most-loved leading actresses in the Punjabi film industry. She has worked in several big movies over the years, including Sardaar Ji 2, Carry On Jatta 2, Shadaa, and the Punjabi remake of Singham. She has also broadened her horizon by working on Bollywood movies like Bala and Street Dancer 3D. She has also worked in Tamil and Telugu movies.
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