During an interview with Siddharta Kannan, Sonam Bajwa highlighted her experience of being sidelined in the Punjabi industry. This reminds us of how Shehnaaz Gill faced similar struggles.
Shehnaaz Gill is an Indian actress, model, and singer best known for her work in the Punjabi and Hindi film industries. She became famous after appearing on the reality TV show “Bigg Boss 13” in 2019. Shehnaaz has since built up a significant social media following. She also appeared in various music videos and made her acting debut in the Punjabi film “Kala Shah Kala” in 2019. Today, the actress can be seen in major Bollywood movies such as Salman Khan’s Kisi Ka Bhai Kisi Ki Jaan. She has worked alongside John Abraham, Nora Fatehi, and Riteish Deshmukh.
Sonam Bajwa is an Indian actress and model who primarily appears in Punjabi and Tamil films. She made her acting debut in 2013 with the Punjabi film “Best Of Luck” and has since acted in other successful Punjabi films, including “Punjab 1984”, “Super Singh,” “Carry On Jatta 2”, and “Singham.” She has appeared in Tamil films such as “Kappal,” “Kaala,” and “Pon Manickavel,” in addition to Punjabi films. Sonam Bajwa has received numerous accolades for her performances, including the PTC Punjabi Film Award for Best Actress for her part in “Nikka Zaildar.”
Sonam Bajwa Reveals The Struggles Faced By Her
In the interview with Siddharth Kannan, Sonam Bajwa shared her story and even responded to claims made by Shehnaaz Gill. She said,
“So in the industry, when it was shunned, and big and successful celebs were given importance, so to be honest, it did not affect me much as I had seen much worse than this. I have also experienced that 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 also claimed that she had faced bias because she did not satisfy the unrealistic beauty standards of being “gori chitti.” She said,
“When I was growing up as a kid, I was bullied for my skin colour because as a Punjabi, I was not (Gori chitti) fair enough. A few of my relatives never even invited me to their house ever. I have never seen their houses while growing up. But when I did well in my career, they called me to their house all the time, but unfortunately, I lost connection and respect. So this is life everyone respects successful people in industry or society.”