Bollywood actress Vidya Balan recently opened up about the issue of body shaming on her social media platform. Vidya had uploaded a video on Instagram a few days ago. She captioned it: “Most of us are potential victims of ‘body shaming’ – the widespread phenomenon of receiving cruel feedback when our bodies don’t meet the unrealistic beauty standards of our time. Here’s my take on body shaming.”
Dressed in a black sari and messed up make-up, Vidya even broke down while talking about the issue. Highlighting the discriminatory comments and jokes made at people regarding their looks, Vidya says in the video,”Kabhi tu moti kehta hai, kabhi tu choti kehta hai…. “Don’t make jokes on someone’s size, colour. Everyone is different…that’s why everyone is special.”
Earlier, she had said: “In my early days, even before I entered the film industry, people said various discouraging things about me, they called me ‘moti’ and I faced body shaming. It really affects our confidence. Physical fitness shouldn’t be achieving an unrealistic goal to look in a certain way and thinking that is beautiful.”
Watch Video Here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOunvdHHNYU
The video is part of an initiative for her radio show Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho.