Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman

6 Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming

Body shaming is just not restricted only to commoners. In fact celebrities bear a huge brunt of it all the time. Read here on celebs who have beaten down body shaming to live a life of their own!!!

 

 Aishwarya Rai

 

Aishwarya Rai Cannes Film Festival in 2012
Aishwarya Rai Cannes Film Festival in 2012

“The most beautiful girl in the world” Aishwarya Rai Bachchan was body shamed post childbirth. She was criticised endlessly for not making an effort to go back to her pre-pregnancy weight. And yes she took her own time. Neither was she too bothered about body shaming. Here’s what she has to say “It isn’t surprising because in this industry it comes as standard when an actress becomes a mother the focus isn’t on her health, it’s how fast she lost her weight, and I don’t worry about this. To me, the well-being and the health of my family are more important than focusing on going back to my pre-pregnancy body in miracle time.”

Vidya Balan

Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman
Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman

Her national award-winning act in “The Dirty Picture” notwithstanding, Vidya was the target of body shaming all the time. She took it well in her stride and created a space of her own where she was confident of her body completely. She says” “A fat girl always feels like a boy will not like her because of her weight. But there is only so much a boyfriend, a husband and your family can do. But I know that love is non-negotiable and at the end of the day, you have to come to terms with who you are.”

 

Sonakshi Sinha

sonakshi Sinha-Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman
sonakshi Sinha-Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman

The paparazzi have always kept a close tab on Sonakshi Sinha’s weight! She gave a kickass reply to her critics on Twitter as “‘To all those who keep commenting on my weight, whether it’s a full picture, or a close up where you can’t see jack, take a good look at this picture…Now get this: 1) This ain’t ever gonna be me. 2) Get over it. 3) I wish you could see which finger I hold up for shallow and idiotic people like yourself.”

 

Deepika Padukone

Deepika Padukone-Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman
Deepika Padukone-Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman

A Sunday Times of India publication carried a video of Deepika captioning as ” “ÖMG! Deepika Padukone’s cleavage show!” Her epic response ” “YES! I am a Woman. I have breasts AND a cleavage! You got a problem!!??” She further  tweeted, “Don’t talk about Woman’s Empowerment when YOU don’t know how to RESPECT Women!” The twitteri came in full support of her with #IStandWithDeepikaPadukone trending all day.

 

Huma Qureshi

Huma Qureshi-Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman
Huma Qureshi-Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman

Huma too has defied the body shaming by media in style. See the cover picture of Femina. Do we explain more?

Image Courtesy: Femina

 

Richa Chadda

Bollywood Celebs Who Have Defied Body Shaming-My City Woman
Richa Chadda at Filmfare Nominations bash in Hyatt Regency, Mumbai on 22nd Jan 2015

This no-nonsense Bollywood actor when on to shock people with her confessions. Here’s what she said ” “I was told I should gain weight, then lose weight, fix my nose and inflate my lips, get a boob job, lose the puppy fat, grow my hair out, or cut it, get highlights, or fake eyelash extensions, squat for a bigger booty, get fake gel nails, run in heels, wear Spanx, pout will be talking, focus on dilating the pupils, and listen attentively.”

 

Respect your body and be fit.  We salute these Divas who fought back body shaming to win more accolade for themselves.

Manmita Gupta

About Manmita Gupta I am the founding editor of www.mycitywoman.com. By profession I am a financial analyst with over 10 years of work experience with firms like JP Morgan, ICICI Prudential Life Insurance, and DE Shaw. Like a lot of women who face the dilemma of choosing between their careers or being a full-time mother, I chose the latter. About a year into the career break, I struggled with an apt avenue to "do" something on my own and manage my young kids well too. At the same time, I wished to make a difference in others life. My City Woman offers me exactly the opportunity that I was seeking.

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