Nasty Comments Helped Me To Go To The Gym: Deepika Singh Recalls Being Body-Shamed

Deepika Singh Body Shamed

Deepika Singh, the actress who is best known for her role in television show Diya Aur Baati Hum recently revealed about being body-shamed on social media, after the birth of her son Soham in 2017, for post pregnancy weight gain. She claimed that she has been dealing with “nasty”  comments from trolls.  Recently, she posted her workout videos on Instagram.

“I have been trolled a lot on social media especially for my weight gain. After giving birth to my son Soham I was 73 kgs and I had randomly shared a picture of mine without thinking much and it was my birthday, they started writing nasty stuff about me,” said Deepika Singh, the Times of India reported.

Deepika, who is now gearing up for a comeback after a maternity break, said that the trolls “started saying ‘you are such a big actress, you should have waited’, ‘now you won’t get any role’, ‘nobody will take her in a lead role’, ‘look at her how bad she is looking‘.”

What You Should Know

  • Actress Deepika Singh is gearing up for a comeback to the television industry post a maternity break.
  • Deepika gave birth to her son in 2017.
  • She revealed getting body shamed for pregnancy-related weight gain.
  • She recently shared her body transformation pictures on Instagram.

Deepika was pretty upset at first but she chose to remain body positive instead. Her transformation pictures are inspiring. Take a look at this picture:


Deepika is married to Rohit Raj Goyal, a director. After a three-year break, Deepika made a comeback as the lead in TV Show Kavach… Maha Shivratri in 2019. She lost excessive weight and said that she wanted to “prove the trolls wrong.”

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“That (negative comments) actually helped me to go to the gym regularly… I took screenshots of all those comments and kept them as a wallpaper on my phone. Whenever I felt lazy these nasty comments helped me to hit the gym. Ultimately, I proved them (the trolls) wrong,” she reflected.


This was the second time she has taken a break. “Once an actor, always an actor. Sushmita Sen came back after so many years with her new web series yet how much love she has been getting. Also, I’m not saying no to work, I’m just taking time and being extra cautious. If I get an interesting TV show or web project now, I might just say yes,” she told Hindustan Times.

Hoping that this is temporary and sharing tips to manage financially during the tense times, she further added, “Once situation gets better, we’ll all get back to how it was earlier. So, we need to hang on. But, there should be a limit to this cut. We all survive on a certain budget. For instance, I’ve to pay my make-up artist, hair-stylist, spot, designer and driver, plus my personal expenses. So, I can’t take a drastic cut. There needs to be a balance.”

The actress’ mother (55) and grandmother (90) were tested positive for COVID-19 in June. However, they have now recovered.

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