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Six Bollywood Female Actors Who Spoke Against Body Shaming

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Women are often subjected to body-shaming and it is prevalent everywhere, especially, in the film industry. Women are often criticised for everything from their body shape to their skin colour. As the world is shifting into a virtual space, the trolls can easily access the social media handles of the actors and leave distasteful comments about their bodies. Constant body shaming can have ill effects on one’s mental health.

Our body image, according to society’s conditioning is dependent upon external factors, which weakens a person’s esteem and could make them hate their bodies even. The journey from hating the way you look to actually accepting your body and maintaining it to keep it healthy doth need dedication. Celebrities are often asked about the body shaming that goes on in the film industry. Some actors have candidly spoken about it.

Recently, Priyanka Chopra opened up about her experience and addressed the issue of body shaming. Just like her, many actors have previously shared their thoughts on body shaming.

Female Actors on Body Shaming

Priyanka Chopra Jonas

In her interview with Yahoo Live, Priyanka Chopra Jonas admitted the fact that her body is changing as it’s ageing and that is affecting the body image she has of herself. The Baywatch actor said, “Well, I won’t lie that I don’t get affected by it. My body has changed as I’ve gotten older, just as everyone’s body does, and I’ve had to adapt mentally as well with like, OK, this is what it looks like now, this is what I look like now, it’s alright, and catering to my new body and not my 10-or 20-years-ago body.”

Sonakshi Sinha

It is well known that Sonakshi Sinha was once fat and her weight loss journey is also known since her debut in the film industry. The actor has always been trolled for the way she looked, body-shamed. The actor who is body-shamed even today opened up in an interview; said The actor also opened up in an interview and said that she was named for being fat in her childhood. The Dabangg actor Sonakshi Sinha later added that she convinced herself to not let anyone take her down anymore.

Deepika Padukone

The Bollywood star has been criticised for her complexion as well as her physique multiple times since her debut in Om Shanti Om. The actor has always taken a stand for herself and addressed the difference between judging acting skills and a woman’s body. Deepika Padukone said, “I have no issue celebrating my body and I have never shied away from anything on-screen to portray a character. My issue is you propagating the objectification of a REAL person, and not a character being played. Sure, dissect my characters if you wish — if it is of so much interest, then discuss the character’s cup size and leg length if it is relevant to making the role convincing. All I am asking for is respect as a woman off-screen.”

Lisa Haydon

Actor Lisa Haydon has on multiple accounts been body-shamed; Haydon has in the past addressed that people used to shame her for being too thin. Lisa said that she remembered being picked on for being skinny. Haydon said that she was really skinny and really tall. Eventually, Haydon filled out and then, she didn’t tend to put on weight when she was older. She further mentioned that when a person is younger and if they are really thin then people make fun of them a lot.

Suhana Khan

Daughter of actor Shah Rukh Khan and his producer wife Gauri Khan, Suhana Khan has also spoken about how she has been shamed for her complexion often. Khan who will be next seen in a film alongside Agastya Nanda and Shanaya Kapoor shared a post on social media which was a compilation of the racial comments that she received for being brown. Suhana Khan said “Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure.”

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