A pic showing Sonakshi Sinha in a skimpy bikini has been superimposed on the cover of a men’s magazine. The original cover has Sonakshi in one of her most sensuous photo shoots yet, but nothing like the striped bikini which caught the fancy of several media channels, including a magazine, which published an article speculating on why the demure and conservative daughter of the BJP leader chose to shed her clothes for the raunchy shoot.

An upset Sonakshi has tweeted her disapproval of the article, forcing the magazine to publish an apology, but it was too late. Sonakshi’s mother Punam Sinha blames her daughter’s detractors for the fiasco, “We’re shocked by the levels to which our detractors are willing to fall. The face is Sonakshi’s from Dabangg. But the body certainly doesn’t match. This is an attempt to belittle our family.”

She adds angrily, “Sonakshi is a young girl who can carry off anything if she wants to.
But if she doesn’t want to dress in a particular way, please understand that and leave her alone.”

Subi Samuel, who shot the young actress in a couple of revealing outfits for the magazine, says, “We shot in a studio, but the truth is she is not the kind of girl who would wear bikinis.

Sonakshi is an extremely sweet and conservative girl who holds on to certain traditional principles. I don’t think she needs to wear a bikini to seek attention, especially after being a part of the biggest hit of the year.”

Vivek Pareek, editor of the magazine said, “We work with top photographers and everyone is aware that we don’t morph our pictures except tweaking background sometimes.”

Meanwhile, other than the angry tweets, the Sinha girl has not made any comments on the issue yet.