Those who are in the glamour world, are constantly pushed to stay “hot and sexy”, the emphasis being on the weight. We have a few Bollywood divas who have faced body shaming and has slammed faces of narrow minded creeps who think being thin is being beautiful or vice versa.
One of those that tops my list is Richa Chadha who has been bold enough to talk against the industry she is a part of. Richa Chaddha who gained popularity with movies like Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye!, Fukrey, Gangs Of Wasseypur and Masaan, shared her journey with an eating disorder, bulimia.
“Anyone know what that is? It’s when you consistently hate what you look like, and compulsively induce vomiting, throw up all the food you eat, accompanied often by binge eating, general anxiety and sadness and believing basically that you are unworthy. What are the implications of it? You become drastically unhealthy, low on nutrition, with lack of sleep and basically overtime have little zest for anything at all. I hated myself, gained weight in a strange way and felt like a failure.”
Zareen khan who made her debut opposite Salman Khan with Veer has not always been the curvy young woman she now is,
Came across these pics of mine from school and college days. (White one was in std 9th & pink one was right after my std 12th exams). Whn I look at these pics I feel proud of myself today not tht I felt any lesser abt myself back then. Inspite of being so big I never let ppl's comments or ideas abt me bother me. Bcoz it's my life and my body and only I hav the right to decide wht I'm gonna do with it. Then one day I decided let me try how it feels to b a little lighter and hence started my weight loss journey. It wasn't easy at all bt everytime I looked at the Progress in the mirror I got the push to do more. I had lots more energy than before and I was loving every bit of this new person I was transforming into. Whn I became a part of this industry, I had lost all my weight … Infact I was asked to put on weight Fr my first film to look the character. Unfortunately I was criticised to no end Fr my weight bt again I never let tht get to me. How cud I ? Those ppl had not seen me like the way I am in these pics here. And Fr me everything was jus an achievement to reach frm where I was to where I am. I continued on my fitness journey irrespective Bcoz fitness Fr me is a way of life now. Along with the weight loss came a lot of stretch marks bt instead of feeling ashamed of it and trying to hide it , I believe in flaunting it . It makes me feel like a tigress with her stripes. I have come a long way in this journey of fitness and I still hav a long way to go… Bt it's always been only Fr myself and not Bcoz of ppl shaming me ! #IWillBeMe #MondayMotivation #SayNoToBodyShaming #LoveYourself
She recently expressed her joy on the recent discussion doing the rounds on body shaming,
— Zareen Khan Fan (@ZareenKhanFan) May 10, 2016
Sonam Kapoor as you can see has not always been a slim girl however she takes the body shaming to a higher level and states that whether thin or fat, body shaming is body shaming, now that is profound!
Fat shaming or skinny shaming.. It's still body shaming!
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) March 9, 2016
It is disheartening to see the amount of shallow people we have in this world who would do just about anything for their posts to go viral! This troll on Fardeen’s recent picture is just shameful however hats off to Fardeen for such a calm response to such harsh images used against him.
You are truly a rosugulla at heart Fardeen.
Fardeen Khan : Chocolate boy to rosugulla boi. pic.twitter.com/6XJ4N81NoZ
— SUPERaMAN (@amanranchan) May 20, 2016
In a recnt tweet by Kamal R Khan on Alia bhatt’s cover page on Vogue magazine broke all hell loose ending up with a spat with Sidharth Malhotra, Kamal Khan eventually ended up deleting the tweet as a result,
Sonakshi has been a chubby kid since her childhood and have even been asked to lose weight for many of roles to which she blatantly denied, no one has the right to make her feel terrible about herself and she would never allow that as well.
She said in her interview with Filmfare,
“Today if anybody has been targeted for being a certain way, it’s me. But I don’t let it get to me. I know what is more important is that I project a healthy body image for girls who look up to me. Tomorrow if I become skinny, what’s the point? I won’t be able to work well. I’ll fall sick all the time. I know that’s not my body structure,
not my body type. I’ve worked very hard to look the way I look today”.
Her opinion on meat ban did not come off well which made some people body shame her,
This is a free country! Welcome to BAN-istan… I meant india.. Stupid autocorrect.
— AKIRA/Sonakshi Sinha (@sonakshisinha) September 8, 2015
@sonakshisinha chup kar moti
— Lord of Winterfell (@iamGunjanGrunge) September 8, 2015
She has been the talk of the town with her sudden weight loss doing the headlines, and what she says is tremendously inspiring,
BEFORE .. All my life, I have struggled with how I look, how I feel, and how people looked at me. I was constantly made fun of, but the person I was, I generously laughed with them. Today, many people ask me what triggered the weight loss, did I give in to the "bollywood pressure"? To that I say – thank god I became an actor and had that pressure! I am able to achieve what I couldn't achieve otherwise. I feel more confident, I feel at peace, and I feel proud! Girls and women meet me all around the world, at airports, events, on the street; they hold my hand, hug me, and tell me their struggles and how I changed their lives. They show me their wallpapers, their wallets, and its all pictures of me!! They look at those pictures and want to make that change in their own lives. They look at my Built That Way campaign and have stuck it to their walls. I have seen women tear up and tell me I changed their life. Post delivery weight, teenage obesity, they are fighting it, and I am their inspiration. As an actor, There is no bigger achievement for me. I am glad to be a part of your life in this way. So thank you everyone. Thank You for making me feel loved. Like I always say – if I could do it. So can you. And I am always there for all of you …. Lots of love….
Women like Parineeti only make me feel extremely proud about my being a woman! What can’t a woman do? She can be sweeter than honey and as ferocious as a lion when time demands!