Stop body shaming, everyone is special: Vidya Balan

Wednesday 05th June 2019 06:25 EDT

In an eye-opening video, actress Vidya Balan addressed the issue of body shaming and called out people for passing derogatory remarks against others' bodies. In a video which is part of an initiative for her radio show 'Dhun Badal Ke Toh Dekho'. She highlights the use of discriminatory comments and jokes made at people regarding their looks.

"Don't make jokes on someone's size, colour. Everyone is different... That's why everyone is special," she said. The actress uploaded the video on Instagram a few days ago. Dressed in a black sari and messed up make up, Vidya even broke down while talking about the issue. She captioned the short video, "Most of us are potential victims of 'body shaming'- the widespread phenomenon of receiving cruel feedback when our bodies don't meet the unrealistic beauty standards of our time. Here's my take on body shaming."

This isn't the first time the 'Kahaani' actress opened up about the issue. She had earlier 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."

Meanwhile, on the work front, Vidya will next be seen in 'Mission Mangal' along with Akshay Kumar, Sonakshi Sinha, and Taapsee Pannu.

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