EXCLUSIVE: Neha Dhupia opens up on battling postpartum depression and fat-shaming

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Celebs always have their perks and perils as they are constantly under public scrutiny. They are more often criticised. Neha Dhupia is one such actress who had faced the brunt for her appearances post her delivery. Many times Neha had given back to trolls with her befitting replies. She is never bothered with such comments and she has been lauded for speaking up against the trolls.

In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Neha spoke about her short film Step Out. She has acted and produced it. It’s about mental health awareness and domestic abuse. Directed by Hridaye Nagpal, it is slated to release on February 4 on Disney+Hotstar.

Neha also spoke about battling postpartum depression and fat-shaming. She said, “Moms after delivery go through postpartum but I have the support of my husband. I get so much support from him. You have this beautiful life that you are carrying inside and suddenly life is outside and suddenly you feel weird seeing yourself and then you are in the public eye. Everyone is not fortunate enough that you can go through pregnancy and don’t put on weight. I had put on like 23 or 25 kilos from getting like fat-shamed to people passing judgements or saying that my life and my career have come to a halt. But I feel that it’s in my control. During the lockdown, I didn’t worry what people said about me. I lost 21 kilos in the lockdown. So, my point is how you react to it. People go through ups and downs but reach out.”

In the past, many celebs like Shraddha Kapoor and Anushka Sharma have spoken about mental health issues. When asked about her views, Neha said, “I am not in a position to say anything about what anyone says. I am not ever going to be that person who judges what anyone says because you don’t know what they are going through and where they are coming from. But someone like Deepika Padukone who has spoken about mental health issues, I think it’s very brave of her and she paved the way for people to come out and talk about it.”

Neha’s film Step Out talks about stepping out and she wants people to come and talk about what they have gone through. “Tag me and tell me your story and the issue that you have gone through. I want to be able to make a difference in someone’s life,” she said.

You can watch the full interview below.

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