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Is Sonakshi's Bikini Picture An Internet Fake?

It has now emerged that the picture of Sonakshi Sinha wearing a bikini could be an internet fake, because the picture is nowhere in the latest issue of Maxim, saqys a media report.  Sonakshi Sinha
PTI December 16, 2010 14:05 IST
It has now emerged that the picture of Sonakshi Sinha wearing a bikini could be an internet fake, because the picture is nowhere in the latest issue of Maxim, saqys a media report.
Sonakshi Sinha had set tongues wagging with rumours of a racy photoshoot for the cover of Maxim magazine 's December issue, wearing naught but a barely-there bikini, but  the cover that has actually hit the stands features her in a black dress instead.
The Maxim cover, with Shotgun Sinha's daughter wearing the green and white striped bikini, had been doing the rounds on the Internet. It had apparently even shocked papa Shatrughan.
But nowhere in the Maxim issue, which also has a sensuous photoshoot of her in a series of black and gray dresses and wraps, is she featured in a bikini.
So where is the cover picture from? Is it a fake, or was it withdrawn just before the magazine went into print?
One theory says she did do the bikini shoot, but got cold feet under family pressure, consequently withdrawing it.
The other argument, in keeping with Sonakshi's retort to the mystery picture, is that it is cleverly photoshopped.
"It's not me," she has said.Just when the media was busy reporting on the 'bold move' by the Dabangg girl, who had earlier said she'd "never wear a bikini as she felt no need to expose," this mystery picture has left everyone even more curious.
Looking at the bikini picture, it's hard not to notice that the picture is airbrushed to show a svelte body form.
While it is a known fact that bikini pictures of celebrities are often touched up, this one has her looking particularly thin for someone of Sonakshi's broad frame.

The picture spread inside the issue that has hit the stands has Sonakshi posing at clever angles, wearing clothes that are rather forgiving and flattering.
Why would she wear such clothes if she really had a bikini body to flaunt?
While Sonakshi has lost a lot of weight (30 kg in one year by her own admission), she is no bikini-bod.
Ever since she first walked the runway in 2008, she has been known as a big girl with curves. Something she is also heard taking pride in. It maybe a while yet till we get to see Sonakshi's bold avatar. 
Sonakshi started her career in 2008 as a model and has strutted her stuff on the runways of Lakme Fashion Week in 2008 and 2009, including for fashion designer Pallavi Jaipur.

After modeling for awhile, Sonakshi  Sinha made her debut in Abhinav Kashyap's movie Dabangg in which she plays the role of Rajo opposite Bollywood star Salman Khan, who portrays Chulbul Pandey.

But despite her background in fashion, Sonakshi insists she is not a 'brand freak' and has revealed in an interview that, "I do wear branded dresses. Brands don't really matter. You can find great clothes on the street as well. But if you have the money, then you usually shop at branded stores. So I don't know whether I really am a brand freak."
The model turned actress has also admitted that she has lost of weight lately and that she tries to stay fit,

"You know I have lost 30 kgs in the past one year. I was studying Fashion Designing. During this time, I decided to get into modeling. So I just had to lose weight. So I've been swimming, cycling, running for the past one year - and it's paid off."

In spite of her success on the silver screen, Sonakshi says she is not hell bent on becoming an actress full time and will only accept offers that enthuse her: "Often, lawyers children become lawyers, the same with doctors. I did my Fashion Designing course from SNDT and I loved it. I will pursue it if I get some good offers. But I am not an actress. I am a fashion designer," she told reporters.