Actress Sonam Kapoor, who is an inspiring image of confidence in the best of outfits at all places, recently took to Twitter to slam the body shamers. The actress, who has always been very comfortable with her body, was further supported by NH10 actress Anushka Sharma.
The trend is Bollywood seems to be drifting from casting zero figure actresses to giving an opportunity to those who do not bother about flaunting their fit or fat figure on screen. (Read: Sonam Kapoor starrer ‘Neerja’ declared tax free in Rajasthan)
The industry seems to have bid goodbye to those old days where all that actresses cared about was their waist inches.
Scripts do not necessarily demand figures, but talent is on their agenda. Taking an example of Sharat Kataria’s Dum Laga Ke Haisha, which wouldn’t have worked with anyone but Bhumi Pednekar, Bollywood seems to be giving a fair chance to everyone. (Also read: Sonam Kapoor disappointed with ‘Neerja’ piracy in Pakistan)
Apart from films, we must also accept the fact that television which is open to all doesn’t limit their actresses to their figures. There is much more to look forward to beyond that.
This is what inspires women in Bollywood actors to come out and speak against body shamers.
Sonam Kapoor wrote, “Fat shaming or skinny shaming.. It’s still body shaming!.”
Fat shaming or skinny shaming.. It’s still body shaming!
— Sonam Kapoor (@sonamakapoor) March 9, 2016
Sonam, who herself was obese initially, doesn’t take anything from the body shamers. Post her tweet, Sonam was given a thumbs-up by Anushka Sharma.
Word 👍 https://t.co/JWoKYiq1A7
— Anushka Sharma (@AnushkaSharma) March 9, 2016
Bollywood has accepted everyone with open arms, and with rivalries narrowing down we are more than happy to see more people getting opportunities in movies.
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