Vidya Balan talks about the struggle she faced during her weight gain
Vidya Balan, a person to support body positivity in the film industry where fit, skinny women are celebrated. We all know the standard which has been fixed is a skinny, fair, tall and nice pouty lips girls are the icons of beauty.
Recently speaking, Balan opened about the struggles which she faced because of weight gain. She told that since childhood she had some hormonal problems which resulted in weight gain.
A lot many people have commented on her weight, those judgements and comments would make the situation even worse.
For her, it was really demotivating when they said, “You’ve have got such a pretty face, why don’t you loose some weight”. The actress tried all possible ways to reduce her weight – starving, crazy exercise regimes, everything.
“Weight loss, weight gain then again weight loss and then weight gain, this was my pattern till which I can remember. Years ago, I even stopped watching my shots on the monitor at shoots because just by looking at the monitor, I used to think, ‘Am I looking fat?’
There was even a period when even after a heavy workout, her weight instead of reducing stared increasing. While concluding she said, “We should love ourselves first and we need to accept what we are”, Kuch Toh Log Kahenge, Logon Ka Kaam Hai
“When people tell me why don’t you exercise, I just want to say f*** you! How do you know I haven’t been exercising? Do you know how hard I exercise? Do you know what challenges I’ve been facing? She further added.