The woman who always speaks her mind and we love her for the impactful women-centric films, has recently called out body shamers like a boss with her empowering video Let’s Talk About Body Shaming. Power-actress, Vidya Balan, shared the video on social media a few days ago and it is making a buzz online.
Vidya Balan, who has often found herself at the receiving end of brutal criticism for her body, talks about her ordeal with body shaming in the video.
Check out the video here:
Netizens loved Vidya’s take on body shaming and the actress’ ideas resonated with several fans, who praised her for the video. However, she could no longer hold her tears talking about the societal issue and broke down addressing the message.
“Kabhi tu moti kahta hai, kabhi to chhoti kahta hai….” Vidya begins the video by singing. She slowly turned emotional and is seen in tears roll down her eyes while singing. The video went viral with the hashtag #DhunBadalKeTohDekho.
Then Twitter takes over:
Ladkon ko bhi body shaming se guzarna padta hai. It is not just for women. I want to empower all my bros to stand up for themselves, too. #DhunBadalKeTohDekho, logo! https://t.co/N6U2z04btu pic.twitter.com/ajlZcIOE7B
— ® आत्मनिर्भर विजय कुवाल ® (@officialvkuwal) May 29, 2019
Vidya is indeed an empowered woman. Having been the game changer of mainstream cinema, she always has been one who believes in acting skills rather than focusing on the body. She has dealt with criticism about her body and fashion sense all her life, but couldn’t care less. Earlier, Vidya in a chat with Hindustan Times cleared her stand on body-shaming. “It’s my body, I love my body. It doesn’t matter what people say. Different people will have different things to say. If I look into the mirror and I am happy with what I am wearing, I would just step out. And then I don’t care about what anyone has to say about it,” Vidya had said boldly.
The optimistic actress thinks that Bollywood is now sincerely changing its heroic portrayals. On-screen women influencers do make an impact, so more such movies are expected in the long run.
“Women are at the centre of their own lives today and that’s what is getting represented on-screen. Therefore, those kinds of stories are being written, and more importantly, people are watching that kind of stories. So, a success of such films has led to more such films been made.”
In show business, the actress has carved a niche for herself on her own merit in the industry. She is proud of the fact that women-centric films are making it to the hearts of billions of people, even though the huge pay gap with male stars is always demotivating.
Earlier in an exclusive conversation with ShethePeople.TV, Vidya had shared her insights on some of the more critical aspects of feminism. “I am more than happy to talk about it. In fact, in all fairness, there are various other actresses who come to mind. They are now commanding the fees that they feel they deserve. As far as I am concerned, I think within the kind of films that I do, I am very happy with the fee that I have got. It’s wrong to compare my film to some other big ticket film. But within the context, or if you go to see the percentage vis-a-vis the budget, there are no complaints. I do think that the gap is still very big. But again change is under way,” she expressed.
Feature Image Credit: Screenshot of the video Let’s Talk About Body Shaming
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