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Sharmin Segal opens up on how actors get judged for their looks; says, “The audience judging you for how you look has an impact on your work”

en Bollywood News Sharmin Segal opens up on how actors get judged for their looks; says, “The audience judging you for how you look has an impact on your work”

Sharmin Segal Mehta, who was formerly fat-shamed, now has a healthy connection with her own body. She is glad that Bollywood beauty standards are 'shifting today for the bett.

Actors, particularly women, have repeatedly spoken out about how they have faced unrelenting body shaming. The beauty standards in the Hindi film industry are so high and fixed in stone that many people submit to them and eventually agree to get surgery. Sharmin Segal Mehta, who released her debut film Malaal in 2019, also told how she was tormented and fat-shamed as a youngster for 14 years, leaving an indelible mark on her.

Sharmin Segal opens up on how actors get judged for their looks; says, “The audience judging you for how you look has an impact on your work”

She has recently been the target of constant mocking and criticism for her portrayal of Alamzeb in Heeramandi: The Diamond Bazaar. While some derided her acting abilities, others went to great lengths to trash her physical appearance, arguing she was not the right fit for Alamzeb.

Sharmin revealed in an exclusive interview with News18 Showsha, that she now has a more caring and understanding relationship with her body. “I love my body but there are days when I’m not happy with the way I look. I feel bloated sometimes. If I eat French fries for dinner, I feel bloated the very next day. Coming to terms with how you look is a slow process because your body keeps changing.”

Your mind-set has to keep evolving along with it. Today, I’m a lot more comfortable within that change in my mind-set. I know that my body will keep changing. At the end of the day, we’re all women. We go through periods and pregnancy and those things have a physical impact on our bodies,” she stated.

When discussing how performers endure the additional pressure of the audience judging them based on their appearance, she said, “When you’re accepting of who you’re as a person and how you look, that comes out through the authenticity of your craft. The audience judging you for how you look has an impact on your work. It’s sad that it comes in the way of your craft but that’s changing now for the better.”

Also Read : Sharmin Segal claims her “Nothingness” remark was “taken it out of context”; says, “I would never dare to compare myself to Meena Kumari,”


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