My weight issue had become a national issue: Vidya Balan recalls the time when she ‘hated her body’


Learning self-acceptance over time, Vidya said she is no longer bothered about the comments made on her thick arms, curves and height because 'it doesn’t matter.’

In an interview with a leading daily, she opened up on her struggles of accepting her body back then. “"It was important for me to have gone through what I did. It was very public and at that time it was so insurmountable. I come from a non-film family. There was no one to tell me that these phases don’t last. My weight issue had become a national issue. I have always been a fat girl; I wouldn’t say that I am at a stage where my fluctuating weight doesn’t bother me anymore at all. But I have come a long way. I have had hormonal issues all my life. For the longest time, I hated my body. I thought it had betrayed me. On the days I was under the pressure of looking my best, I would bloat up and I would be so angry and frustrated," she said.


A post shared by Vidya Balan (@balanvidya)

Recommended Read: 'Vidya Balan’s ‘Natkhat’ still in race for Oscars 2021, announcement to come out in February,' clarifies director Shaan Vyas

With self-love gradually imbibing, Vidya started seeing her in a different light. "Over time, I accepted that my body is the only thing that is keeping me alive because the day my body stops functioning, I am not going to be around. I have a lot of gratitude for my body. It doesn’t matter what I have been through, I am alive because of this body. It’s blood and bones. With each day I have begun to love and accept myself more, but it’s not been easy. You have to fake it till you make it," she continued.

(Source- Hindustan Times, Times of India)