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We live in a world that promotes the logic of fairness creams over feeling fair from inside. From the age of six, we are told that only 'gore mukhde te kala chasma jachda' and we never dared to ask what about the ones who have been blessed with other tones. In fact, girls from all over the world are scared to embrace their true self and hide behind the tonnes of makeup and filters, and thanks to the celebrity culture, we all want to be size zero. However, Bollywood actress, Sameera Reddy, who is nine months pregnant shared a revolutionary video and we cannot stop applauding. (Recommend Read: Neetu Kapoor's Mother Used To Send Her Cousin Along On Dinner Dates With Then BF, Rishi Kapoor)
Sameera is going to be a mommy for the second time and she is enjoying every day of her pregnancy. We remember how in an interview, the actress had shared that she had a tough first pregnancy and was shy about all the weight gain. But her second pregnancy taught her a lot and she is making most of it.
Today, on June 10, 2019, Sameera took to her Instagram handle and shared an unfiltered video of herself while flaunting no makeup look and baby bump. She captioned it as, "This is the real me! Almost ready to pop! I know I’ll bounce back and I'm not afraid of being judged I wanted to share how I looked without makeup and my morning face and how it’s important for me to celebrate it! #imperfectlyperfect Thank you @namratasoni you’ve been amazing." Take a look at the video below:
Talking about embracing true self, Sameera is acing it, as a couple of days ago, she had shared pictures from underwater maternity shoot. In one of the pictures, the actress donned a neon green bikini and looked gorgeous in every shot. (Also Read: Pooja Ghai Of 'Kyunki Saas Bhi...' Fame Gets Married For Second Time, Her 18 Year-Old Son Attends)
In an interview with SpotboyE, Sameera had talked about her first pregnancy and how she used to hide all the weight. She had shared, "In my first pregnancy, I was very shy and thought about a lot of things but now I feel it's very different. I remember I used to cover up a lot during the first pregnancy now I'm like bring it on. I can also be hot when I'm pregnant. So it's just a matter of mindset."
In another interview with the IANS, Sameera had shared she was close to 102 kilos after the birth of her son and it took a toll on her. She had shared, "From being that 's**y Sam', I went to this. I put on 32 kg up to and couldn't recognise myself. I was a complete mess. I would leave the house and they said, 'Is this Sameera Reddy? What happened to her?' That pushed me into a further hole. Everyone knew I was feeling depressed, but I was a good mother."
She had further stated, "To top it all, I got this auto ailment called Alopecia areata, which made me lose patches of my hair after almost six months of giving birth. But it did not have anything to do with my pregnancy. I worked very hard. I got help in terms of therapy and understood that I was lost and confused as a person. What I was as an actor and where I am today as a mother and a wife."
Sameera had also talked about the pressure as an actor she had at that time, "There is so much pressure upon us as actors or people in the public eye to portray we have this unreal life. I was also buying into it and trying to provide to it as an actor. I was also trying to keep up with that and say, 'Hey! look at I am so perfect'. (But) I was the poster girl of what pregnancy shouldn't be." (Don't Miss: Ananya Panday Finally Reveals If Rumoured BF, Kartik Aaryan Looks Better With Her Or Sara Ali Khan)
Well, we are loving the soon-to-be-mommy, Sameera's take on being imperfectly perfect and it will definitely take us a step closer to a better world!