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Within the entertainment industry, and especially in fashion, there has always been an unfair bias toward having perfect physicality. Universally, most of the time,only thin and lean people can pull off work and fashion effortlessly. And so, those who do not fit within that specific figure ratio are easily body-shamed and trolled.
While this prejudice has been primarily visible in the case of women, some of these talented actresses in the film and TV industry have broken the barriers of body shaming and size bias. Their work speaks for themselves, and their style quotient has given a befitting response to all notions of biased body images. Check out these fantastic women at work.
An embodiment of sheer grace, the gorgeousness, Vidya Balan has a legacy of her work to look up to. An inspiration for her fans worldwide, Vidya has faced a lot of criticism over her oversized figure and weight. But, trusting action better than words, she has always given befitting responses to such trolling with her brilliant acting mettle and extraordinary fashion sense.
Needing no introduction, the talented Shehnaaz Gill has secured fame and love from fans in a very short period. With her contagious smile and constant fun banters, she woos audiences with her mere presence. However, being a popular name and face in the industry these days, her massive physical transformation from fat to fab has turned many people's heads. She has tackled all body-weight issues right at the beginning of her career, and has stunned her fans with her lean and perfectly enviable physique.
Leading a great legacy of a film family, the diva, Sonakshi Sinha has been the heartbeat of countless people in the country. With her charming smile and terrific acting, she has indeed proven her talent to be much more than her surname. Having faced a lot of weight-related criticism early in her career, she has inspired audiences with her fantastic transformation and enviable style quotient.
With blockbuster performances and an amiable persona, the versatile Huma Qureshi has come a long way in the industry. From being considered an outsider in the fraternity to making her step bold and loud, she has received immense love and adoration from her fans. Marking her initial stages in acting with many remarks about her slightly heavy figure, she has responded to it all with her successful performances and, more recently, with her dedication to fitness.
The stunningly beautiful actress, Zareen Khan needs no introduction after her multiple successes at the box office. Apart from her good looks and gifted acting talent, she voices against body-shaming issues, especially for the plus-sized. Defeating all body and weight-related issues, she stands tall for body positivity. She believes that one should always love their body and be confident about it, irrespective of all social stigmas about it.
Being her own unique self at all times, the breath-taking Parsi beauty, Vahbbiz Dorabjee is a much-loved actress in the television industry. Having risen to fame with her notable performance in the show, Pyaar Kii Yeh Ek Kahani, she has a recorded history of having faced terrible body shaming in her career. However, through her interactive social media presence and unique sense of fashion, she has promoted knowledge over the necessity of body-positive notions.
The ace comedian, Bharti Singh rules hearts with her fun banter and comic performances. From witty remarks to being just herself, she is simply unstoppable at work. While she has been the reason for many to put a smile on their face, she has unfortunately faced a lot of discrimination, particularly for being overweight. However, like her amp comic responses, she has instead considered her weight to be a fortune in her career and has ruled screens with her laugh and performances.
Being the queen of social media has been effortlessly natural for the stylish Kusha Kapila. Acing in all her acting stints across all platforms, she is loved for her cut-throat persona. Taking to her Instagram, she has been quite vocal about body-weight issues since she has faced a lot of criticism about it from her childhood. But with, her bold acceptance of being beyond the perfect idea of weight has inspired countless plus-sized women to come out in the open and accept their bodies as it is.
Well, we hope these leading women in their businesses have inspired you to be consciously body positive!