Answer by Raakhee V. Menon:
It’s about this girl…
This is Indian actress Sonakshi Sinha. She is the daughter of actor & politician Shatrughan Sinha and Ex-Miss India and actress Poonam Sinha.
What I just cannot explain is the uncanny resemblance she bears with another erstwhile actress, Reena Roy.
She doesn’t even resemble either of her parents as much as she does Reena Roy. Now, the catch is that Reena and her father were involved in a torrid affair back in their hey-days.
Shatrughan Sinha was crazily in love with Reena Roy but the relationship didn’t work out, leaving him a totally heart-broken man. It was a heartbreak that he never truly recovered from.
He married Poonam in 1982 and they soon became the parents of twins, Luv and Kush Sinha. Sonakshi is their third child.
I cannot fathom for the life of me how she turned out looking like a photocopy of the one woman her father held closest to his heart.
Had it been the other way round, i.e., if Reena Roy had a son who looked like Shatrughan Sinha, society would have decided by all means that the boy was their illegitimate child. How would society explain this?
The resemblance was so striking that there were even theories that Sonakshi was Reena’s and Shatrughan’s love child. But that isn’t something a lot of people buy as Sonakshi was born in 1987, and Reena was married to Pakistani cricketer Mohsin Khan in 1983 and was nowhere in the vicinity of Shatrughan Sinha.
Then how did this happen? Another quirk of nature, perhaps. But a very weird one indeed. Every time he looks at his daughter’s face, Shatrughan Sinha would be reminded of the woman his heart broke for.
Strange are the ways of the heart that loves! Imagine if this happened with everyone…like if kids turned out looking like the people we loved and lost. Oh boy! That would be quite a bad situation, I say! 😛 😀