Sonam Bajwa has made heads turn with her talent and beauty, becoming a national crush in no time. But did you know that behind that flawless smile and glamorous persona lies a tale of struggle and determination that will inspire you to the core?
Sonam has been in the industry for quite some time, and her journey has been nothing short of a roller-coaster ride. Starting from her career with the 2012 Femina Miss India pageant, Sonam made her name in the industry with her fabulous work. However, despite being a talented actor, she faced the brunt of being sidelined in the Punjabi film industry.
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In a recent appearance on Siddharth Kannan’s chat show, the actress revealed how the Punjabi entertainment world once sidelined her. Siddharth Kannan questioned Sonam Bajwa about whether, like Shehnaaz Gill, she had ever been left out of a movie premiere by anyone. Answering the same, the entertainer shared her shocking childhood as well as professional experiences when she got shunned for her skin color.
She said, “When I was growing up as a kid, I was bullied for my skin color 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 always called me to their house, but unfortunately, I lost connection and respect. So this is life. Everyone respects successful people be it in industry or society.”
The actress further 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.” Speaking about the industry, Sonam additionally shared, “So in the industry, when it was shunned & big and successful celebs were given importance, 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.”
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However, now the actress is a great name in the industry, and she will be next seen in the Punjabi movie Godday Godday Chaa starring Tania, Gitaz Bindrakhia, and Gurjazz. Sonam is a story of inspiration for every aspiring actor. So, let’s raise a toast for Sonam Bajwa, the queen who succeeded because she never gave up on her goals!