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Sonam Kapoor is hailed as the fashion queen of the glamour world. From her sartorial picks to her glamourous outings on the red carpet, Sonam never fails to mesmerise us with her oh-so-stunning looks. However, Sonam once talked about dealing with hormonal issues during her teenage years and being at the receiving end of body shaming.
During one of her interviews with Vogue, the Neerja actress talked about being body-shamed by her relatives who passed nasty comments on her height and skin colour. She also stated that they even questioned her and asked who will get married to her. Talking about the same, Sonam stated:
“My teenage years, I had a lot of hormonal issues like most teenagers have. Like I had body hair, I had acne. My skin colour is a bit darker which is a situation in India. I have had old relatives tell me, “You are so dusky and tall. Who will marry you? What will people say” type of situation and then You’re prepped when you are younger, to be good enough to get married to, pretty enough to get married to.”
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In the same interview, Sonam also stated that a lot of girls are given education so that it can be mentioned in the marriage CV. Everything from looks to education is a preparation to get married and to make the girl desirable. In her words:
“A lot of girls even get educated. So, it’s like on their CV for like a marriage CV. Everything is prepped for you to be desirable.”
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Sonam Kapoor has often talked about her insecurities with her body. The actress, who has often been a victim of trolls, had also dealt with self-esteem. In an interview with Buzzfeed, Sonam once talked about being worried about wearing a backless choli fearing that her rolls of back fat would turn off the audience.
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In a 2018 chat with Anaita Shroff Adajania, Sonam Kapoor Ahuja revealed that she had PCOS (Polycystic Ovary Syndrome) when she was a teen and also revealed the repercussions of the same. Talking about the same, Sonam revealed that she had gained around 35 kgs in a span of 5-6 months and she did not feel good about herself during that time. And you know what? Sonam had broken up with her then-boyfriend because he had a problem with the way she looked!
For the unversed, Sonam Kapoor is married to UK-based entrepreneur, Anand Ahuja and the duo is proud parents to a baby boy, Vayu Kapoor Ahuja.
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