Vidya Balan, one of the leading actresses of Bollywood has paved her way to the industry through her hard work. She has been a carefree woman, high on confidence and knew how to rule the world. Giving hits one after the other, Vidya Balan did a lot of big banner movies. She kicked started her career from a TV soap Hum Paanch and thereafter years later, she was seen in Parineeta.
In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Vidya Balan spoke about how much the shape of your body is talked about everywhere. She highlights how her career graph has been affected by the weight of the body and what all she had to do, to gain acceptance in the industry.
She said, “(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. I would be worthy of love. 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. So really there’s no point in trying to change yourself to suit others’ needs and ideals.”
“I began to accept and respect my body, and it’s been a long journey. I find myself happier, I feel beautiful. I think the best gift I have given to myself is that I won’t let anyone make me feel differently about my body today,” she added.
She also said,“What amazes me is that people talk about the body so much. You enter a place and people are only having these conversations ‘Oh! You have lost weight…’ ‘you have put on weight’ ‘what diet are you on, what exercise regiment?’… it’s so annoying really, it’s so limiting. I honestly feel that I definitely don’t enjoy these conversations, and I feel people talk about the body so easily, judge another’s a body, make comments, because it’s visible, it’s out there.”
Concluding the same, Vidya said,” Why do we not turn around and tell these people, who fat-shame us, that you should actually be ashamed because you have got such a small mind? Nothing you do can ever change that, exercise, diet, the right kind of sleep, maybe medication!… whatever can even change our body, but nothing can change your mind! (laughs) God bless you!”
Talking about her career after Parnieeta, she was seen in movies like Lage Raho Munna Bhai, Heyy Babyy, No One Killed Jessica, The Dirty Picture, Kahaani, Kahaani 2: Durga Rani Singh, Tumhari Sulu and many more. She will be next seen in Mission Mangal along with Akshay Kumar.