Vidya Balan is one of the versatile actresses of the Bollywood industry. She is a perfect example of elegance who never fails to amaze us all with her finest performances. Well, being an actor is not easy. With all fame, one has to bear a lot of consequences with unnecessary criticism. Celebrities have to go through a lot of insensitive judgments and still smile at the camera.
Vidya started her career with Pareenita which was followed by Dirty Picture, Tumhari Sulu and many more. She has blown our mind with her acting skills, but still, there are times, when her weight was a problem for many and body-shaming became a regular affair.
In a recent interview, she opened up about her struggles with weight gain and loss. Balan revealed that she has gone through a lot of hormonal problems all her life. From starving herself to tiring exercises, Vidya has done it all.
Balan stated, “I’ve had hormonal problems all my life. It’s probably because of the judgement I’ve carried around my body. When I was a teenager, people would tell me, ‘You’ve got such a pretty face, why don’t you lose some weight?’ It’s not a nice thing to say to anyone. Be it a child or a grown-up. So, I’d starve myself, I’d go through crazy exercise regimens and lose weight. Then the hormonal issue would settle for a bit before it reared its head again. I guess it was my body’s way of revolting because in wanting it to be what it was not, I was constantly rejecting it.”
She stated, “Now I don’t. But it’s taken a lot of work to get to accept my body.”
The trollers have never been good to Vidya. So the sassiest woman of the industry has learned to shut her haters with a great response.
Vidya said, “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? Do you know that my hormonal problem has made it impossible for me to lose weight for years in between? Not just that, there was a period in between when the more I’d work out, the more I’d put on?”
“Over time, I realized that people judge you/your body only if you do. If you seek validation from others, you’ll always fall short. So, the answer lies in loving and accepting yourself.”
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