Why don’t we ask men about their thunder thighs – Sonakshi Sinha asks.

She has always been plump and never complained about her weight. Though she did cut down from what might have been unhealthy through diets, she is among the few actors comfortable in her skin not willing to bandage the body in dresses.

It’s important to be healthy and not risk health

In an interview with the Times Life, Sonakshi says “body shaming is as bad as racism, discrimination, and bullying. As women we have been fed with images that convince us that thin is beautiful.” The Dabangg actor points out how she wasn’t affected by people’s remarks even when she was her heaviest in her teenage years. Her effort to thin down was a journey towards healthy and fit lifestyle and not one where she saw herself thin like most supermodels.

Disappointed that India fosters a culture of thin-ness, she says in the interview with Shikha Shah, “Young girls at an impressionable age succumb to this pressure [to stay thin] and that ruins their health.”

Nobody calls a male actor with a big bottom – thunder thighs

Body shaming has been a norm across several countries and we at SheThePeople are relieved to note many women are coming out in the open and speaking against it. From Alanna Masterson to Amy Schumer women across genres of work are speaking up. It’s important for us all to believe are self confidence and ambition should be our drivers and not some silly obsession with our body sizes. In India, for centuries the idea of a woman has been one with a petit and fragile body and almost always a person with long hair. Biases emerge from such notions and one only hopes with more and more women speaking up against body shaming, the new generations will not even consider it a concept.