‘Am so much more comfortable in my skin today than I was before,’ says Anushka Sharma revealing her worries about hating her body after giving birth to daughter Vamika

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Anushka Sharma, who welcomed daughter Vamika with cricketer husband Virat Kohli in January, has opened up how she has become comfortable about her body post pregnancy and spoke about the beauty standards women are expected to live up to before pregnancy and after giving birth by society. The actress spoke about how she was worried about not liking her postpartum body.

In an interview given to a magazine, Anushka said that she is comfortable in her skin now even though her body is ‘not as toned’ as it was before. She said, ““Only a week ago, I was telling a friend how afraid I was because of this pressure that’s thrust upon women to look a certain way, even before they become mothers, before they get pregnant, and definitely after they’ve had a baby. Despite being somebody who is fairly self-aware, I was worried. I kept thinking – am I going to hate my body?”

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Anushka further said, “My body’s not as it used to be; it’s not as toned as it was. And I'm working towards it because I like to be fit. Having said that, I am so much more comfortable in my skin today than I was before, even when I had that ‘perfect body’. I’ve realised that it’s a state of mind, it has nothing to do with how you look. I remember showing Virat some old photos of mine, and talking about how nice I looked back then and he said, ‘You know, this is what you do. You look at these pictures in hindsight and say you were looking so nice. But when I tell you in the moment that it’s a great picture, you say aah it’s okay’.”

The actress reiterated that she no longer scrutinises her pictures the way she used to and has embraced the way she looks now. She also said that she does not want her daughter Vamika to feel that ‘sense of lacking’ that women are made to feel.

(Source: Grazia)

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