Vidya Balan Breaks Down As She Addresses *Body Shaming* In An Emotional Video

Vidya Balan Breaks Down As She Addresses *Body Shaming* In An Emotional Video

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By Samprita on 31 May 2019
Senior Digital Editor

Indians are Bollywood fanatics and as much as we love the tremendous movies it has offered us, we have to agree that the celebrities in the industry suffer a major issue in portraying a healthy body image throughout their career. Bollywood is the world's largest film industry with a vast reach and an output of 1,986 feature films in the year 2017.


But there is a subject that the filmmakers need to remember!  After all with the power of projecting one's story, there's a great responsibility on their shoulders on how should they do it.

To address one of the major concerns prevailing in the industry, Vidya Balam recently posted a video. In it, The Dirty Picture actress can be seen talking about the issue of body shaming. She has used the help of popular song from Bollywood movies to share an empowering message to the fans.

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The video went viral on the internet as soon as the actress shared it on her social media. Vidya Balan who has often been subjected to humiliation for not being the 'ideal body type' as per the industry standards speaks about her difficulties with body shaming.

Vidya Balan shared the video on her Instagram account with a powerful caption that read, " Let’s talk about BODY SHAMING!!
Most of us are potential victims of ‘body shaming’ – the widespread phenomenon of receiving cruel feedback when our bodies don’t meet the unrealistic beauty standards of our time. Here's my take on Body Shaming. Tune in to '#MuthootBlue#DhunBadalKeTohDekho with Vidya Balan presented by Muthoot Fincorp', from Mon-Fri 7-9pm, only on 92.7 BIG FM Muthoot India VWoman #KhudSeKhudKaRishta @bigfmindia".

The video spread like fire in no time with the hashtag #DhunBadalKeTohDekho. Her fans gave the star a big applaud for being loud & clear and bringing across the right message. Vidya Balan's belief to be comfortable in one's own skin connected with a lot of people. The internet seemed to love the video and had all the praises to shower on the actress for bringing up this subject.


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Vidya Balan is one of the most versatile actresses in Bollywood but she has been a victim of body shaming. The actress has been trolled severely and has received unnecessary criticism for her body type. However, the actress has always flaunted her fabulous curves with confidence even when the industry centres its mind on zero size figure.

During an interview with a daily, Vidya agreed that coming to terms with her own body has been a pretty 'long journey' for her. The actress said, "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."

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The Kahaani actress has inspired many others to be confident about their body type. She had an accurate reply for all the trollers who fat-shame women - "The people who fat shame others should be ashamed because they are the ones that have something unchangeable, while body and weight issues can still be tackled."

Kudos to Vidya Balan for promoting the importance of a positive body image in spite of having gone through a difficult time herself. We are so proud of you!

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