Bollywood actress Vidya Balan once again has taken up the issue of body shaming. The actress has recently shared a video on social media in which she opened up about the issue of body-shaming and shared a strong message with the help of popular songs from Hindi movies.
Dressed in a black sari and messed up make-up, Vidya even broke down while talking about the issue.
Vidya Balan breaks down while addressing body-shaming
She begins by singing, ”Kabhi tu moti kahta hai, kabhi to chhoti kahta hai….” and slowly she turns sad and emotional. The ‘Kahaani’ actress is seen in a black sari with a dupatta wrapped around to hide her body.
She addresses issues about how jokes are targeted at a person’s physical appearance, eyes, skin color and height and how it leaves a lasting impact on that person’s life.
“Don’t make jokes on someone’s size, colour. Everyone is different…that’s why everyone is special,” Vidya said in the video, which is part of an initiative for her radio show “Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho” which airs on Big 92.7 FM.
Checkout the video here:
This is not the first time when the actress opened up about body shaming. Earlier, in one of her interviews, she had said, “In my early days, even before I entered the film industry, people said various discouraging things about me, they called me ‘moti’ and I faced body shaming. It really affects our confidence. Physical fitness shouldn’t be achieving an unrealistic goal to look in a certain way and thinking that is beautiful.”
On the work front, Vidya will next be seen in “Mission Mangal” along with Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha and Taapsee Pannu.