See how these women actors give it back to body shamers
Richa Chadha is in a happy state right now especially after receiving raving reviews for her short but intriguing performance in Sarbjit. Soon she will be seen in Cabaret and the trailer already looks promising. Known to never mince her words, the actor has always voiced her opinion on matters close to her heart. Recently she spoke about how she suffered an eating disorder and her encounter with body shaming at the beginning of her career. Here’s a look at 5 actors who’ve spoken boldly against body shaming.
Richa Chadha “There is a lot of pressure because everyone is judging you on the basis of how you look. On screen your face is magnified so people are pointing to your nose, eyes, jawline, smile and even your eyelashes.”
Vidya Balan “A fat girl always feels like a boy will not like her because of her weight. But there is only so much a boyfriend, a husband and your family can do. But I know that love is non negotiable and at the end of the day, you have to come to terms with who you are…My weight is nobody’s business.”
Sonakshi Sinha “To all those who keep commenting on my weight, whether it’s a full picture, or a close up where you can’t see jack, take a good look at this picture…Now get this: 1) This ain’t ever gonna be me. 2) Get over it. 3) I wish you could see which finger I hold up for shallow and idiotic people like yourself.” (she tweeted this)
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan “The well-being and the health of my family is more important than focusing on going back to my pre-pregnancy body in miracle time.”
Huma Qureshi “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.”