Bollywood actresses are taken as the style icons and people expect them to look hot and glamorous everytime. Be it Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor or Shilta Shetty, all the actresses faced fat shaming problems post pregnancy. People expect them to get the same perfect and attractive figure immediately after their delivery. In reality, it takes a lot of hard work and sometime to get back to the same figure, which people forget when it comes to the actresses.
After reading Kareena Kapoor Khan’s statement on post-pregnancy fat shaming she has been going through by some websites, actress and Bollywood’s sexy mom Shilpa Shetty Kundra also opened up on her body shaming experience. She shared her experience with the media and fans during launch of her “Wellness Series” in Mumbai.
The actress who is a fitness freak and known for her deep love for Yoga shared how she faced body shaming for her weight post pregnancy. She shared people were judgmental about her weight post pregnancy. When she was asked about the body shaming in Bollywood, she said, “I can understand that emotion (of being judged), especially as an actress and someone who has been synonym with having a good body and (being into) fitness.”
She became a mother in 2012 and gave birth to a baby boy. Undoubtedly, she was very happy with birth of her son Viaan, but the judgmental nature of people made her feel bad. Addressing the media on body shaming issue, she said, “The pressure that I had when I had a baby, I didn’t get out of my house for seven months. The pressure that nothing fit me. I remember the first time I got out of my house, five months after my delivery, my husband took me out for lunch. There were few ladies sitting, they laughed. I heard them, ‘she hasn’t still lost her weight.”
She further added, “It is very daunting. When you’re an actor, you are going to be judged. That’s part and parcel of being a celebrity.” This was more of media and society pressure that forced 41 years old actress to lose around 32 kgs to get perfect figure as per expectations of her fans.
She resumed to her work after eight months of delivery. At that time also she was a bit hesitated, but still decided to face the world. About her first project post delivery, Shilpa said, “Nach Baliye’ was my first outing after pregnancy, eight months after I delivered. I was very scared. Clothes weren’t fitting me, I was size 16, double the size I’ve ever been in my life. When you’re working, that gives you enough inspiration or goal. Some do it for their loved one, some for work, I think you’ve to do it for yourself.”
There is no doubt in the fact that she is one of the fittest actresses in the industry and sets new weight loss goals for the masses.