As they say, ‘No one is perfect’, the facade of ‘perfect bodies’ is a tough role to live up to. It seems as if the celebrities are under a constant surveillance of the body shamers. For even an ounce of extra weight gained or shredded from the image of a so-called ‘perfect figure’, the body shamers show up instantly flooding the social media with their nasty comments. But these audacious Bollywood celebrities busted the fallacious notions of their body shamers.
1 Sonakshi Sinha
The ‘Dabangg’ girl Sonakshi Sinha has always emerged with befitting replies to her body shamers. She has been constantly pestered by questions about her earlier overweight body type. On being asked about the issue of body shaming in the media and the glamor industry, she gave an apt reply.
It’s absolutely shameful. 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. I used to weigh 95 kilos. What more do you want from me?
3 Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan gained a little weight owing to her pregnancy, she was attacked by body shaming comments from all quarters. She opted to keep quiet on the issue, but her husband Abhishek Bachchan came to the forefront in her defense.
Yes, she’s a public figure, but people forget she’s also a woman and now a mother and there’s a line that’s not to be crossed. I don’t talk that way about any woman ever and it’s obviously not graceful for anyone to talk about her like that either.
5 Huma Qureshi
This beautiful actress stood up strong and confident against her body shamers which can be seen from her cover photo in the Femina magazine. She also said:
There are a lot of people out there who are just bullies. They constantly keep telling you that you are too fat, too thin, your teeth are not fine, you can’t speak English really well, and you are too short etc.
Bullies will be bullies and I think body shaming is something that people all over the world are condoning and condemning because it’s not cool. We need to set better role models for young women.
7 Sonam Kapoor
The Bollywood style diva admits that the colors and glitters of the glamor industry have a dark side to it. It calls for a lot of hard work in carving the body apt for a celebrity. She has lost a lot of weight in the past, but still faces the issues about body shaming. The actress has learned to take the hardships in her stride. With a confident smile, she says:
Aspire to confidence. Aspire to feeling pretty and carefree and happy, without needing to look any specific way
9 Parineeti Chopra
Even after achieving the desirable body shape, Parineeti has encountered the haters slamming for her over-weight several times. To this, the actress gives a befitting response.
This (body shaming) will soon become a past. Everything comes in phases. If you yourself are not comfortable about your body, do something about it. If you are comfortable, let it be. Other people have no right to comment anyway.
11 Richa Chadda
This talented actress reveals that the eating disorders are the best-kept secrets in Bollywood. A lot of struggle goes in achieving a mesmerizing image that celebrities are always expected to showcase. She adds:
I was told I should gain weight, then lose weight, fix my nose and inflate my lips, lose the puppy fat, grow my hair out, or cut it, get highlights, or fake eyelash extensions, get fake gel nails, run in heels, wear Spanx, pout while talking, focus on dilating the pupils, and listen attentively.
13 Zareen Khan
Despite her cute looks and a stunning personality, Zareen Khan has been targeted for her over-weight quite often. But the actress doesn’t pay heed to body shaming and lives life on her own terms.
Inspite of being so big, I never let people’s comments or ideas about me bother me. Because it’s my life and my body and only I have the right to decide what I’m gonna do with it.
15 Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan is an actress who is not ashamed of her body weight. She wholeheartedly embraces it and feels beautiful in her own skin.
I love to work out but I am not trying to defy my body structure anymore. I can’t change my body type. But I can change the way I feel about my body. And most days I feel absolutely sexy… of course, if I am not having a bad hair day!
17 Fardeen Khan
When this handsome hunk of Bollywood put on weight post some personal problems, the haters started trolling and body shaming him. The actor vented his anger through a facebook post that received huge support from his well-wishers.
19 Arpita Khan
Since long, Arpita Khan has been targeted for her looks by haters. She slammed all her haters by calling them “barking dogs”. This is what she had to say.
Those people who have an issue with the following: my pictures, my family, my weight, my face, my color & what I am doing with my baby boy & how we are taking care of him & my husband & our lifestyle. I wonder how jobless or bored you are that you are busy following or visiting a profile you don’t like & have so many issues with.
Body shaming has been a common issue in the entertainment industry. Fortunately, the audacity of these Bollywood celebrities who stood up against body shaming has alleviated its severity to a great extent.
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