Bollywood actress Sunny Leone who recently walked the ramp for Indian designer Archana Kocchar at the New York Fashion Week confessed that in the initial stage of her career, she was called 'too fat' to be a model.
Leone walked the ramp at the coveted fashion week on September 8 and looked resplendent as the showstopper in an ivory Archana Kochhar gown.
For the 'Mastizaade' star, walking the ramp was a moment of getting back at her detractors, who never thought she could make it as a model.
"It was such an amazing feeling. Ever since I was a little girl, I wanted to be a model and when I turned 18, I I trie. I was told I was too short, too fat, too commercial or they were just not interested," said Leone in an email interview from New York.
"This is my big 'screw the negative people' moment because this too short, too fat, too commercial girl got to walk at New York Fashion Week," she said.
The 35-year-old actress opened the show for Kochhar with much applause but admitted that she was scared of tripping on the ramp.
'I was so nervous about tripping and falling. Also, this has been a dream for so long, I didn't believe it was happening.'
At the show, acid-attack survivor Reshma Qureshi also walked the ramp for the Indian designer, who showcased her collection 'A Tale of Two Travels'.
Leone said while she couldn't get time to meet other designers, she spent time with Qureshi.
(With agency input)