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Strangely, we live in a world where everyone is expected to be 'perfect' but there's no such specific definition of being one. Specially, when a celebrity is concerned, they're always under scrutiny and whatever they do, makes them a target of trolls. Be it keeping silence on an issue or raising voice and putting forward their opinion, maintaining their personal life private or keep it as an open book for their fans, losing weight for a film or gaining weight due to pregnancy, celebs aren't spared from the demeaning comments by the trolls. (Also Read: Mouni Roy Flaunting A Diamond Ring In An Instagram Story Makes Us Wonder If She Secretly Got Engaged)
Motherhood is a bliss but it brings along post-pregnancy weight and postpartum depression. And for a celeb mom, it becomes even more difficult to deal with the post-pregnancy weight as being in scrutiny makes them the target of trolls. After Smriti Khanna, Mahhi Vij and Nisha Rawal, Deepika Singh Goyal revealed her story of body-shaming post embracing motherhood. Diya Aur Baati Hum fame, Sandhya bindani a.k.a., Deepika had embraced motherhood on May 20, 2017 and had welcomed a baby boy, whom she has named Soham. Since then, Deepika's life revolves around her little bundle of joy.
In an interview with The Times Of India, Deepika Singh Goyal revealed how she was trolled for gaining weight post the birth of her son, Soham. Recalling the negativity she had received on a birthday picture she had posted after embracing motherhood, Deepika said, "I have been trolled a lot on social media especially for my weight gain. After giving birth to Sohum I was 73 kgs and I had randomly shared a picture of mine without thinking much and it was my birthday, they started writing nasty stuff about me. They did not even think twice that it was my birthday."
Revealing how everyone had commented that she won't get any role or how bad she's looking, Deepika Singh Goyal continued, "They started saying you are such a big actress, you should have waited, now she won't get any role, nobody will take her in a lead role. Look at her how bad she is looking. But I took all those negative comments very seriously and that actually helped me to go to gym regularly. No matter, if I haven't slept at night or not. I took screenshots of all those comments and kept them as a wallpaper on my phone. Whenever I felt lazy these nasty comments helped me to hit the gym. I did cardio a lot and did cycling. I started enjoying working out and I started watching my diet. Ultimately, I proved them wrong." (Also Read: Rana Daggubati and Miheeka's Forest Theme Wedding Was Inspired by This Painting [Picture Inside])
Deepika Singh Goyal feels that it was easy for her to work out for abs during the time of her serial, Diya Aur Baati Hum. Revealing how things have changed now, Deepika added, "During Diya Aur Baati Hum's time it was easy for me to have abs but not right now. I know I can't go on low carbs and low sugar because that will have a toll on my body. Now, I don't restrict myself and eat what I want to and till the time I am hungry. I try to alternate as much as I can with healthy eating choices. Because of all this I have put on weight but people are not understanding and they are still bashing me for my weight gain. But this is not just restricted to social media, I think in real life also we have people who can't become you so they try to pull you down."
Deepika Singh Goyal had weighed herself on July 26, 2017, i.e., two months after giving birth to her son, Soham and she had weighed 72 kgs. With all her hard work, dedication and patience, Deepika had reduced to 56 kgs i.e., she had lost 16 kgs in 7 months. Sharing the following picture of her weight loss journey on Instagram in 2018, she had captioned it as "You don’t have to go fast, you just have to go.” (Also Read: Samantha Akkineni Shares A Beautiful Picture With Hubby, Naga Chaitanya, He Bathes Her In Flowers)
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