However, a section of the media recently has been speculating about another cover page of Maxim featuring Sonakshi wearing a green and white striped bikini. They claim that the bikini cover page was the first decided cover page for the magazine, but was changed in the nick of time after Sonakshi's father Shatrugan Sinha expressed his disagreement for the picture.
Sonakshi expressed her shock about the news by tweeting about it, “Quite shocked to see India Today carrying an article on me appearing on maxim in a bikini!! Yeah right. These guys generally have their facts n figures right! Got the fact that I'm on maxim right, but the figure (pun intended) completely wrong! Would have been smart if they checked out the magazine before writing whatever they felt like. It's not about me anymore but about their credibility."
While some are speculating about the the bikini cover page being changed or being photo-shopped, Sonakshi with the help of the micro-blogging site has reached out to her fans and cleared the rumours.