Sonam Kapoor is one of the most successful actresses in the tinsel town. The starlet is on cloud nine with her successful films in the past. Sonam has a huge fan following amongst the masses thanks to her acting skills. The gorgeous actress is, however, not unaware of the problems young girls go through while growing up.
As we all know Sonam was slightly on the heavier side initially, the actress transformed her physique when she made her debut in the Bollywood industry. The pretty star has now written an amazing post which describes all about body shaming, skin color stigma and friendships.
A few points the Neerja actress expressed are-
Like every girl, I spent many nights through adolescence leaning into my bedroom mirror, wondering why my body looked nothing like it should.
Why does my belly crease? Why do my arms jiggle? Why am I not fair? Why are there dark patches under my eyes? Why am I taller than boys my age? Do stretch marks ever go away? Will this cellulite stay forever?
“Itni lambi, itni kaali,” a relative casually let slip at a family gathering. “Shaadi kaun karega?” It confirmed that my greatest insecurities were well-founded.
I pushed myself too hard at spin classes, did power yoga for hours at a stretch, and developed an unhealthy relationship with food. Some weeks, desperate to drop a couple of kilos, I would simply not eat.
Despite being on the cusp of actually being a movie star, I didn’t believe I looked the part. I constantly worried that, if asked to dance in a backless choli, rolls of back fat would give me away as an imposter to the industry. Nobody lines up to buy tickets to see cellulite.
So, for every teen girl leaning into her bedroom mirror, wondering why she doesn’t look like a celebrity: Please know that nobody wakes up like this. Not me. Not any other actress. (Not even Beyoncé. I swear.)
I’ve said it before, and I will keep saying it: It takes an army, a lot of money, and an incredible amount of time to make a female celebrity look the way she does when you see her. It isn’t realistic, and it isn’t anything to aspire to.
Well, the actress is surely an inspiration to many girls. Sonam on the film front will soon be seen in ‘Veere Di Wedding’ along with Kareena Kapoor Khan.