By Karuna Tyagi Last Updated:
Fat-shaming and commenting on the looks/attire of someone has become a common notion for the trolls. Social media has become a platform for all the trolls. The moment any picture is uploaded on the social media or somebody (specially Bollywood celebrity) is spotted in and around the city, the paparazzi captures them, and trolls get into the action of trolling them.
Bollywood divas have also been a victim of fat-shaming. Vidya Balan from the beginning of her career has been fat-shamed for her looks. However, the actress has proved that to survive in the industry, it is the talent which matters not the looks. Another B-town actress, who has been a victim of trolls for her looks is, Neha Dhupia. On November 18, 2018, Neha Dhupia and Angad Bedi had welcomed their little Angel, Mehr Dhupia Bedi into the world. Soon after delivering the baby, Neha had resumed her work. However, she too couldn’t escape from being fat-shamed. (Recommended Read: Trishala Dutt's Comment On Maanayata Dutt's Picture Reveals All Is Good In The Dutt Family)
Neha Dhupia was fat-shamed on social media and like an endearing husband, Angad Bedi has come in support of his wife. Talking about fat-shaming, Angad said, “We all know the process… a woman who is expecting goes through a lot of bodily changes. In fact, during the postpartum period, many mothers don’t feel attached towards her newborn. So, during such times they are quite sensitive and require special care. Still, there are people who don’t think twice before making hurtful comments about how a mother looks. I fail to understand what satisfaction they get out of body shaming others.”
Angad Bedi also talked about how Neha Dhupia remained strong throughout. He added that Neha has been high on fitness all her life and working towards the same and said, “But it takes time [to get back in shape]. She can’t compromise on her health more so when she is also breastfeeding... Those who fat-shame I want to tell them being happy has nothing to do with bodyweight but how one leads his or her life. Neha is a strong woman; she has got back to work and is also taking care of her child. Women like her should be celebrated.”
Angad, being an adorable husband, was all praises for his wife, Neha Dhupia and shared how lucky he is to have a wife like her. He said, “I discuss my scripts with her, in fact, we both discuss work. And why not? Being in the same profession we understand each other’s work and know what would work the best for the other. At the same time, we don’t interfere.” (Suggested Read: Unseen Video Of Taimur Ali Khan Saying 'I Want To Hold That In My Hand' At Dahi Handi Celebrations)
Neha Dhupia who was fat-shamed by an online media outlet had decided to answer and serve it back to the trolls, instead of staying silent. She had posted a screenshot of the magazine who had fat-shamed her post delivering a baby, along with a caption. The caption could be read as “I don’t owe anyone an explanation because fat-shaming like this doesn’t bother me one bit. But I do want to address this as a larger problem because fatshaming needs to stop for EVERYONE not just celebs. As a new mom I want to be fit, healthy and energetic for my daughter. So, I work out every day, sometimes twice a day because for me...’Fitness’ is a priority and not ‘fitting into’ society’s standards regarding looks. And I hope in the future people are kinder to each other while making such vapid and vile comments. To quote @pattonoswalt ... “Be Kind. It’s chaos out there." Take a look at the post:
Neha had further added that her idea of fitness is not to bend to what the society demands of her but stay healthy, fit and energetic for her daughter. Neha Dhupia has been fat-shamed before also. The actress was criticised for wearing ‘loose and baggy’ clothes to hide her fat figure. In an interview with the Filmfare, Neha had opened up about the incident and had said, “People need to understand that the new F-word is not f**k, its fat. People who troll, aren’t the right body size either. Women kill themselves trying to look a certain way. They don’t have a life left. Internationally, you have women showing off their tyres, their curves, and their cellulite, there’s nothing wrong with it. I’ve been a victim of body shaming. I remember wearing this lehenga choli as a showstopper. I believed I was looking damn good. No one deserves to wake up to such stuff. No one has the right to decide what looking great is, what normal is. My advice to people who body shame is #GoF**kYourself. I’m speaking for a section of women who’re fit, who live their lives and who eat well." (Must Read: Arpita Khan Sharma Radiates Pregnancy Glow As She Poses With Aayush-Ahil For A Perfect Family Pic)
More power to you Neha and Angad!