Only I know about the hours and hard work I have spent jogging on the treadmill to lose those extra pounds just so I could fit into a sexy blouse. I still remember all the comments I got after gaining some extra weight after three back to back vacations. These comments can be hurtful. Even a gossipmonger like me knows the painful affect nasty comments can have on someone’s self esteem. So, you can imagine my delight when the beautiful actress Vidya Balan showed up on my Twitter feed. Vidya, is one of the few actresses in Bollywood, who has often faced severe backlash on her dressing sense or her weight gain.
I was passing by her at an award function when I heard a reporter even ask her if she had any plans on losing the weight. She gave him a befitting reply. In collaboration with BIG FM 92.7, Vidya is seen in a 2 minute long video. As she looks into the camera, you see her sing about fat shaming through popular Bollywood songs, it starts with her crooning, ‘Kabhi toh Mota kehta hai, kabhi toh chhoti kehta hai..’ and soon enough her mascara stained face tugs at your heart strings. Eventually she returns into her confident form and throws the dupatta off herself to school everyone. She rightly ends the video by mentioning how jokes on someone’s body, height, face or colour can leave a lasting impact on someone’s life. The video has gone viral with the entire internet hailing her for it. These are universal issues and not only her fans but people from all walks of life have resonated with the monologue. I think I should broadcast this video to all my Whatsapp contacts, letting them know Kitty has feelings too. Meow!
See the video for yourself:
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