Actress Sameera Reddy is expecting her second baby with businessman husband Akshai Varde soon. Recently, she opened up about the issue of women being targeted by trolls for post-pregnancy weight at an event. Sameera said it’s extremely shameful that women are subjected to body shaming.
At the event, she talked about new moms who at the end up receiving a lot of bodies shaming comments, actually struggles to shed the post-pregnancy weight. Sameera quoted, “There are sexy ones like Kareena Kapoor who’s come out looking fully hot, and there are people like me who take time (to get back in shape).”
Further, Sameera said, “I want to ask trollers: ‘Was your mom hot, when you came out?’ It’s shameful. Pregnancy is such a natural process. It’s so beautiful. It took me time to (lose weight) with the first baby. Maybe it’ll take me time with the second baby. But what’s most important is to embrace yourself. And to all trolls, ‘Say what you want guys, I think I have a superpower, I’m giving birth to a baby.'”
Talking about her pregnancy, Sameera added, “In my first pregnancy, I was very shy and thought about a lot of things but now I feel it’s very different. I remember I used to cover up a lot during the first pregnancy now I’m like bring it on. I can also be hot when I’m pregnant. So it’s just a matter of mindset.”
Sameera and Akshai got married in January 2014. The couple welcomed their first son Harde in 2015 and are now gearing up to welcome their second child.