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I want to say F**k you: Vidya Balan opens up about people who trolls her weight

February 02, 2019 | 17:44 IST | Celebrity Interview, CineBuzz |

Vidya Balan has always been one of the actresses who impressed us all by her performance rather than just looks. We love her for what she is but there are always some people who troll her for her body weight.

In the recent interview, Vidya Balan opened up about her trolls and her body.

“It angers you to be told that you’re unlucky. Or that you aren’t good enough. During Begum Jaan, I harnessed all the anger I felt for all these years. I was carrying the anger of rejection, the judgment around my body, the criticism around my dressing. I’ve been called ‘jinxed’ down South. I rejected my body all my life. I worked hard at accepting myself. That acceptance isn’t complete yet. It’s still a long way. People don’t understand that when you grow up a fat girl, it doesn’t leave you.”

But now, Vidya Balan can let the haters judge her body because, after so many years, she has accepted her body and requests all the women to stop judging themselves due to their body problems. “I’ve had hormonal problems all my life. It’s probably because of the judgment I’ve carried around my body. So, I’d starve myself, I’d go through crazy exercise regimens and lose weight. Then the hormonal issue would settle for a bit before it reared its head again. I guess it was my body’s way of revolting because in wanting it to be what it was not, I was constantly rejecting it,” Vidya said.

During the promotions of Begum Jaan, Vidya says that owing to the hormonal changes, her body was changing every day, while some days she was thinner, on other days, she looked bloated. While it wasn’t easy for Vidya to accept the bodily changes, she feels that the day she stopped seeking validation from others is the day she stopped judging herself and accepted her body as it was. “It’s one’s own rejection of the body that also causes hormonal issues. That’s probably why I keep screaming from the rooftops in every interview, at every opportunity to tell people that please accept yourselves the way you are. When people tell me why don’t you start exercising, I want to say f**k you! How do you know I haven’t been exercising? Do you know how hard I exercise? Do you know what challenges I’ve been facing?,” adding, “I kept wanting people to stop judging me. But over time, I realized that people judge you/your body only if you do. If you seek validation from others, you’ll always fall short.”

You go, girl!