By Rishabh Naudiyal Last Updated:
One of the leading businesswomen in India and the Executive Director of Emcure Pharmaceuticals, Namita Thapar, is once again leading the headlines and trending charts on the internet. After the makers of the show, Shark Tank India 2, released a promo video of the upcoming episode, it erupted entire social media after Namita can be spotted making some shocking revelations about her life.
In the video, we can see an entrepreneur pitching her clothing brand that offers lovely outfits and dresses, especially for plus-size people. After listening to her pitch, Namita Thapar recalled the time people used to body shame her and called her 'moti'.
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The revelation shocked not just the contestant but also the fellow judges too. Further in her statement, Namita Thapar also suggested and asked the entrepreneur to reveal the reason behind making clothes for all sizes instead of focusing just on the plus sizes. She said:
"Sach much India mein jo ye body shaming jise kehte hain, jo yeh ‘moti, moti’ bulate hain, uski target main bhi ban chuki hoon. Aapne aesa kyun nahi socha ki mein only plus size ke liye fashion banati hoon, na ki sab sizes ke liye."
In response to Namita Thapar’s question, the entrepreneur explained how they don’t want to make plus-size people feel indifferent to others in any sense. The pitcher continued that they don’t want to outcast plus-size people like other brands by making separate size charts or collections directed especially for them. The entrepreneur of the clothing brand said:
"The biggest problem in the plus size industry is that plus size people are treated like an outcaste. We want them to feel included by not having a separate size chart or collection for them. They are a part of our entire range of collections."
As soon as the promo of Shark Tank India 2’s made its way online, Namita Thapar received a lot of praises from the people for sharing her story with the world. Most of the people thanked the businesswoman for throwing the much-needed light on the topic of body shaming in India, which is overlooked by people most of the time.
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This isn’t the first time when Namita Thapar opened up about being overweight, as she had talked about it on ace author, Chetan Bhagat’s talk show back in 2021. It was when she explained to the writer, how she was bullied during her teenage years for her looks and weight. She had said:
"I was not like this when I was a kid. I was very overweight, I had a lot of facial hair and acne, I was body shamed a lot as a teenager... and I used to feel very ugly."
What are your thoughts on Namita Thapar’s take on body shaming in India? Let us know.
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