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When Vidya Balan said ‘I hated my body,’ also talks about being fat-shaming (Read on)

First Published Mar 8, 2021, 4:05 PM IST
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Vidya Balan once opened up about how she dealt with her body-fat and how at one point, she hated it and how she accepts her body, read details

Bollywood's most talented actresses Vidya Balan had once said in an interview about her body fat and how she hated her body. In an interview with The Times of India, Vidya said she took time to accept her body.

Bollywood's most talented actresses Vidya Balan had once said in an interview about her body fat and how she hated her body. In an interview with The Times of India, Vidya said she took time to accept her body.

Vidya said, '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.'

Vidya said, '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.'

She also 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." 

She also 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." 

The Dirty Picture actress added, "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." 

The Dirty Picture actress added, "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." 

Vidya said that she is no longer worried about what people say about her length of your hair, the thickness of your arms, curves, height' because it doesn't matter’ any more.

Vidya said that she is no longer worried about what people say about her length of your hair, the thickness of your arms, curves, height' because it doesn't matter’ any more.

Not just that, Vidya also talked about hormonal issues in her Filmfare interview in 2019, “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.”

Not just that, Vidya also talked about hormonal issues in her Filmfare interview in 2019, “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 was last seen in the Shakuntala Devi biopic, which released on Amazon Prime Video last year. Her next film is Sherni along with Vijay Raaz.

Vidya was last seen in the Shakuntala Devi biopic, which released on Amazon Prime Video last year. Her next film is Sherni along with Vijay Raaz.

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