Vidya Balan: There Was A Time When I Hated And Wanted To Change My Body
Vidya Balan Says there’s no point in trying to change yourself to suit others’ needs
Vidya Balan, who does not shy talking about her body and portraying the bold role in the Hindi film industry has recently opened up about her body saying that there was a time in her life when she hated and was angry with her body to the core.
Vidya Balan, who is known for giving a befitting reply to online body shamers and has always been very vocal about body issues while talking to Hindustan Times 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.”
Revealing more about her career, she said that reaching this zen stage in her life is not easy for her. However, later she started looking at herself in a new light. She told the publication, “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.”
Vidya does not feel important to talk about diets in the first phase. She told Hindustan Times, “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 body, make comments, because it’s visible, it’s out there,” she says.
“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!” she concluded.
On the professional front, The Dirty Picture actress will next be seen in Mission Mangal and Tamil Thriller Nerkonda Paarvai along with Akshay Kumar and Ajith Kumar respectively.