Sonakshi Sinha Livid Over Link-up Story with a Newcomer
Sources say Sonakshi Sinha’s so-called linkup with an actor is nothing but a publicity stunt
Creating link-ups between actors before the release of a film is an age-old trick in Bollywood. Now, the latest ‘victim’ of such stories is Sonakshi Sinha. Sources close to the Kalank actress are livid at the insinuation that there is something brewing between Sonakshi and newcomer Zaheer Iqbal who makes his debut next week in director Nitin Kakkar’s The Notebook.
Explodes a source close to the Sinhas, “She’s just being nice and sweet to a newcomer who happens to be launched by Salman Khan, just like Sonakshi was (in Dabangg). Zaheer is moving in the same circle these days as Salman. The next thing she knows she’s being linked with this newcomer.”
The source describes the link-up rumours as publicity for Notebook. “This is probably the publicity machinery at work. We normally have newcomers working together in their first film being linked together for publicity. But this time they chose to deflect the publicity to an outside source. But the Sinhas aren’t taking this lying down,” says a source.
The next time we suggest the publicity machinery pick someone their own size.
Sonakshi will next be seen in Karan Johar’s Kalank where she co-stars Aditya Roy Kapoor, Alia Bhatt and Ranbir Kapoor. Sonakshi’s look in the film was released recently and it was much appreciated.
On the box-office front, she hasn’t had much luck of late with her last releases like Ittefaq and the sequel to Happy Bhaag Jayegi biting the dust but Kalank may change all of that. Until then, the last thing she needs is a false link-up rumour!