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Vidya Balan Recalls The Time When Her Weight Became A ‘National Issue; ‘I Thought My Body Has Betrayed Me’

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Vidya
Balan
has
always
been
vocal
about
her
experiences
of
being
fat-shamed,
and
how
she
struggled
with
body
image
issues.
During
her
early
days
in
the
film
industry,
the
Padma
Shri
awardee
and
National
Film
Award-winning
actress
was
often
ridiculed
for
her
dressing
sense
and
called
names
by
people.

vidya-balan

Recently,
in
an
interview
with
ETimes,

The
Dirty
Picture

actress
opened
up
about
how
she
overcame
these
insecurities
over
a
priod
of
time.

Recalling
her
weight
had
become
a
national
issue,
Vidya
said,
“It
was
important
for
me
to
have
gone
through
what
I
did.
It
was
very
public
and
at
that
time
it
was
so
insurmountable.
I
come
from
a
non-film
family.
There
was
no
one
to
tell
me
that
these
phases
don’t
last.
My
weight
issue
had
become
a
national
issue.”

She
continued,
“I
have
always
been
a
fat
girl;
I
wouldn’t
say
that
I
am
at
a
stage
where
my
fluctuating
weight
doesn’t
bother
me
anymore
at
all.
But
I
have
come
a
long
way.
I
have
had
hormonal
issues
all
my
life.
For
the
longest
time,
I
hated
my
body.
I
thought
it
had
betrayed
me.
On
the
days
I
was
under
the
pressure
of
looking
my
best,
I
would
bloat
up
and
I
would
be
so
angry
and
frustrated.”

Speaking
about
how
she
got
past
her
body
image
issues,
Vidya
told
the
tabloid,
“What
happened
is
that
I
began
to
love
and
accept
myself
a
little
more
each
day
and
therefore,
I
became
more
acceptable
to
people.
They
began
to
shower
me
with
love
and
accolades
and
appreciation
and
all
of
that.
Over
time,
I
accepted
that
my
body
is
the
only
thing
that
is
keeping
me
alive
because
the
day
my
body
stops
functioning,
I
am
not
going
to
be
around.
I
have
a
lot
of
gratitude
for
my
body.
It
doesn’t
matter
what
I
have
been
through,
I
am
alive
because
of
this
body.
It’s
blood
and
bones.
With
each
day
I
have
begun
to
love
and
accept
myself
more,
but
it’s
not
been
easy.
You
have
to
fake
it
till
you
make
it.”

The
actress
said
that
she
is
no
longer
bothered
about
what
people
say
about
her
looks.

“The
length
of
your
hair,
the
thickness
of
your
arms,
curves,
height
don’t
matter;
what
matters
is
who
you
are
as
a
person.
When
you
appreciate
the
person
that
you
are,
every
imperfection
looks
small;
but
it
doesn’t
strike
you
when
you
are
loathing
and
hating
yourself.
It’s
a
very
precious
and
tough
lesson
that
I
have
been
through.
I
have
realised,
it
is
not
people
judging
you
but
rather
how
you
judge
yourself.
We
all
need
to
be
cautious
when
we
are
bringing
up
children,
the
colour
of
the
skin,
weight,
especially
with
girls,”
Vidya
concluded
on
an
inspiring
note.

Workwise,
the
actress
will
next
be
seen
in
Amit
Masurkar’s

Sherni
.
The
film
explores
the
man-animal
conflict
and
has
Vidya
essaying
the
role
of
a
forest
officer.

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