Sameera Reddy has never shied away from speaking about body shamming. The actress, who is a mother of two, has publicly highlighted her struggles in Bollywood, an industry that has always glorified lighter skin women. Empowering mothers and women with her motivational words, Sameera is an inspiration to many. Talking to an entertainment portal about her career in Bollywood and facing troubles due to physical attributes, Sameera said she tried everything to fit into the industry.
"I was told I was too dark, too tall, too broad. I didn’t fit into that girl next door look. I had to constantly try and fit in it and it really exhausted and tired me. I don’t regret it because that was my learning to learn to come to this point of loving myself unconditionally. You have to go through a point where you actually hate yourself because when you come to this point of hating yourself so much and break into pieces, you can put yourself back together in the most beautiful way possible," Sameera told.
#challengeaccepted We rise by lifting others #womensupportingwomen To all the amazing ladies who have messaged me I’m truly grateful for your support! To let me be who I am. Without any judgement just your pure love that gives me more strength everyday How awesome, we, as women can don numerous avatars A warrior spirit , a brave heart, a strong mind , a kind soul. And the ability to go above and beyond for each other is what I wish for us ! let’s shine together What an incredible display of solidarity ! Loving all the beautiful B&W pics!
She further added, "It was not discrimination. More than that it was more of you have to look a certain way, whether you have to pad your chest or hips. There was always something that I had to fix."
Saying it was her job and it was expected from her, Sameera stated that no one can be blamed as that is the criteria of becoming a glamourous actress. "That was my job and it was expected from me and I had to do it. And I’m sure girls today still have to do it. I can’t blame anybody because that was the requirement of being a glamorous actress. There are many girls who have a great body and who are naturally slim and fair and it was not as exhausting as I did," she concluded.
(Source: Bollywood Bubble)