Vidya Balan on being body shamed: I hated that I was always in a battle with my body
National award-winning actress Vidya Balan is hands down one of the most versatile actresses we have in Bollywood. Interestingly Vidya has earned her stripes by starring in socially relevant and meaningful films. Doing item songs or masala films are something which Vidya has always refrained from. Despite being immensely talented, the actress has been subjected to body shaming and harsh criticism from the fashion police. However, the ‘Paa’ actress has tackled all the shamers like a Boss.
Vidya recently revealed how at one point after being heavily criticised, she started doubting herself. The actress told Hindustan Times, “There was a part of my life, I was in a battle with my body. I was angry with it, hated it, and I wanted it to change because I thought if my body changed, then I would be acceptable to everyone. But even at my thinnest, when I managed to lose a lot of weight (it happened a few times) I realised that I wasn’t fully acceptable to everyone.”
The actress went on to share that it’s pointless to change yourself to suit other’s needs and ideas. And now that Vidya is comfortable in her own skin, she won’t let anyone make her feel differently about herself. The ‘Dirty Picture’ actress also added that she abhors conversation surrounding weight loss and diet.
And being the kick-ass women that she is, Vidya said that instead of body-shaming others, people should think about their shallow mindsets which can perhaps be never changed.
On the work front, Vidya will be making her debut as an RJ for a radio show. She also has ‘Mission Mangal’ in her kitty.