Bharatiya Janta Party leader Sonali Phogat, breathed last on Monday, August 22, 2022, after suffering from cardiac arrest in Goa. She was 42 years old. Phogat rose to fame with her stint in Bigg Boss 14. In an old interview, the actor turned politician spoke about the struggles she faced after getting married.
In an interview of 2020 with Hindustan Times, Sonali Phogat mentioned that her husband was supportive and backed her in every situation from taking up acting and joining politics. She was quoted saying, "I come from a very humble background. I was born in a farmer’s family. I studied at a government school till Class 10 and I was married off after that. After marriage, I decided that I want to do something and show the world that women should not be weak but work shoulder to shoulder with the men."
The Bigg Boss 14 continued, “In Haryana, only the men go out of the house. It was like that in our family as well. My in-laws allowed me to study further but they did not want me to go out and work. However, I convinced my husband and got his permission. Then, my struggle started because I got into the acting line, and there was no one to help me. I had to make it on my own. Then, I became associated with politics, and my husband supported me here as well."
Speaking about her life after her husband’s death, she mentioned that she was mentally tortured post the death of her husband Sanjay Phogat by the people."But after he died, I saw the reality of people and how they view a woman. If a woman is good-looking and alone, she is not allowed to live. She is mentally tortured and wrong things are said about her. People make all kinds of attempts to force you to sit at home or take advantage of you. After my husband passed away, I faced many such hardships, which have made me stronger.”
Sonali’s husband politician Sanjay Phogat’s body was found in a field near their family’s farmhouse. He died under mysterious circumstances in 2016.
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