‘I Hated My Body’, Vidya Balan Opens Up On Being Body Shamed

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Vidya Balan is one of the most brilliant actresses in Bollywood. She has given many outstanding performances in the movies like Parineeta, Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, Kahaani, The Dirty Picture, Tumhari Sulu, Mission Mangal, Shakuntala Devi, to name a few. Vidya Balan opened up on how she hated her body at one point. In the interview with TOI, Vidya Balan also talked about she took time to accept her body. Vidya Balan said,

“It was important for me to have gone through what I did. It was very public and at that time it was so insurmountable. I come from a non-film family. There was no one to tell me that these phases don’t last. My weight issue had become a national issue. I have always been a fat girl; I wouldn’t say that I am at a stage where my fluctuating weight doesn’t bother me anymore at all. But I have come a long way. I have had hormonal issues all my life. For the longest time, I hated my body. I thought it had betrayed me. On the days I was under the pressure of looking my best, I would bloat up and I would be so angry and frustrated.”

Vidya Balan on Body Shamed

She continued,

“Over time, I accepted that my body is the only thing that is keeping me alive because the day my body stops functioning, I am not going to be around. I have a lot of gratitude for my body. It doesn’t matter what I have been through, I am alive because of this body. It’s blood and bones. With each day I have begun to love and accept myself more, but it’s not been easy. You have to fake it till you make it.”

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Vidya Balan said that she does not bother about what people talk about her. She said she doesn’t care what people say about the thickness of your arms, curves, height, the length of your hair because it does not matter.’  In an old interview with Filmfare, Vidya Balan said she was called ‘jinxed’ down South. She told,

“I’ve been called ‘jinxed’ down South. I rejected my body all my life. I worked hard at accepting myself. That acceptance isn’t complete yet. It’s still a long way. People don’t understand that when you grow up a fat girl, it doesn’t leave you.”

Vidya Balan has proved that your shape and size do not matter when you have excellent acting skills. Without a doubt, Vidya Balan, you are one of the talented actresses in Bollywood. The way you perform each role with perfection is outstanding. What do you guys think about it? Let us know in the comments below.

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