After receiving job offers to appear on the small screen, Priya Mukherji, who used to go by the handle, ‘sonakshisinha-lookalike’ on Instagram, has revealed that she has also been at the receiving end of offensive comments on social networking sites.
In a series of tweets, Priya Mukherji wrote, “It wasn’t easy. I had to stop bothering and open myself up to criticism. I have been receiving a lot of offensive messages on Social network. I tried my best to spread the message that it isn’t my fault that we share similarities (although others see it more) But luckily as I have learned to let go, it isn’t bothering me anymore. People now appreciate me for who I am.”
Priya also posted that she does take a few tips from celebrities including Nargis Fakhri. “From the look alike, they started appreciating me, and my own talents and ideas. Besides, I believe everyone feels inspired by celebrities when it comes to hairstyle, make up or even dressing sense. I like Nargis too for instance (got myself that lovely bob cut, giggles).”
She went on to say that it is the love from fans that inspired her to work on her image. “After all the hate that I have received, it is nothing compared to the love I get from my fans and followers. Although they are only growing, they do inspire me to work on my image and fulfill my plans to start an acting career.”
Priya Mukherji came into the limelight due to her uncanny resemblance to Sonakshi Sinha. She is a huge fan of the ‘Dabangg’ actress and is constantly sharing updates about Sonakshi, retweeting her stories and promoting her films in any small way she can. She also chooses to wear identical clothes to Sonakshi, picking saris similar to what the desi belle has previously worn.
In a Twitter interview with Indian Express, we had asked Priya about her being compared to Sonakshi to which she replied, “It feels great, I love her. It’s like being compared to my sis.”
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