Renowned Bollywood actress Vidya Balan recently spoke candidly about her journey towards embracing body positivity and confronting the criticism she's faced regarding her body weight. In a heartfelt conversation with lifestyle coach Luke Coutinho, Vidya Balan shared her personal experiences and how she learned to love and accept her body as it is.
Vidya Balan shares vulnerable moment when a masseuse’s remark on her body weight broke her into tears; says, “Mere body ke baare mein comment mat keejiye, mujhe achha nahi lagta”
During the interview, Vidya revealed that, after grappling with body image issues for an extended period, she has finally arrived at a place of self-acceptance and self-love. The actress recounted a particularly hurtful incident when a masseuse made an unsolicited comment about her weight while she was getting a massage. Vidya expressed her distress, saying, “I was getting a body massage done. And this woman tells me, ‘Arey phir se weight put on kar liya kya? Firstly, it's a very intimate space. I trusted the masseuse to get my body massage done. I'm not here for her to sit and judge my body. I am here so that she can actually calm my nerves, like make me feel better. I said, ‘Mere body ke baare mein comment mat keejiye, mujhe achha nahi lagta. (Please don't comment on my body; I don't like it).'”
The incident deeply affected Vidya, and upon leaving the massage, she burst into tears when she saw her husband, Siddharth Roy Kapur. She expressed her bewilderment at the insensitivity of such remarks and how they had disrupted her state of mind. Vidya shared, “When I saw Siddharth, I actually cried for a bit. I was like, ‘Why do people have to do this? Why did she have to say this to me? It's insensitive. I just couldn't wrap my head around it. Because I've had a very hectic week, I was exhausted. I was looking forward to this massage. And within the first 10 minutes, this happened. Then I just couldn't relax. And therefore, when I came out and met Siddharth, I think that pent-up, whatever, just came out.”
Vidya Balan has been increasingly open about her personal journey and the challenges she has faced. A few weeks prior, the 44-year-old actress shared on a podcast that hormonal issues in her body stemmed from a scarring event from her younger days. During an appearance on Ranveer Allahbadia's podcast, she recounted a pivotal conversation between her father and uncle that had a profound impact on her life. This event not only contributed to her hormonal issues but also marked the beginning of her struggles with denying her femininity.
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