October 26, 2020

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Sonam Kapoor inspires, busts myth of female celebrity flawlessness

Sonam Kapoor is a true diva, and thus is a role model for me as a youth icon. Ever since I met her, she just mesmerizes me with her charm, persona, way of thinking, way of living up the life, and so on. And yet again, she has strike the chord by inspiring not only me, but to every girl out there.

I was wondering what efforts are being taken by any actress to look so glam in front of the camera. And also what effect these are giving to all the common girls out there for to look so fit, hot and sexy. But in her recent blog post, Sonam simply busts the myth of female celebrity flawlessness.

Yes, you heard it right! The girl who inspires me a lot, yet again blown my mind by sharing her experiences in her this post, and changed my whole perspective of the flawlessness of a female celebrity. In the post, the gorgeous fashionista describes all about body shaming, skin color stigma, the hard work she has put in the industry and even tons of money spent behind public appearance of a female celebrity.

She pens down by saying, “Like every girl, I spent many nights through adolescence leaning into my bedroom mirror, wondering why my body looked nothing like it should. Why does my belly crease? Why do my arms jiggle? Why am I not fair? Why are there dark patches under my eyes? Why am I taller than boys my age? Do stretch marks ever go away? Will this cellulite stay forever?”

She adds, “Itni lambi, itni kaali, a relative casually let slip at a family gathering. ‘Shaadi kaun karega?’ It confirmed that my greatest insecurities were well-founded.”

Slamming every girl’s obsession about having a perfect body, Sonam says, “Despite being on the cusp of actually being a movie star, I didn’t believe I looked the part. I constantly worried that, if asked to dance in a backless choli, rolls of back fat would give me away as an imposter to the industry. Nobody lines up to buy tickets to see cellulite. So I embarked on a series of unhealthy behaviours. I dieted serially; sometimes South Beach, other times Atkins. Once, in desperation, I tried a diet that had me eating pineapples all day”

She adds, “I pushed myself too hard at spin classes, did power yoga for hours at a stretch, and developed an unhealthy relationship with food. Some weeks, desperate to drop a couple of kilos, I would simply not eat. At 18, I went on a date that I thought went well. Later, the boy told our mutual friend that ‘Sonam is too big’. I didn’t eat for a day. (Now, thanks to those dumbass teenage decisions, I’m stuck with acidity for life.)”

“Despite being on the cusp of actually being a movie star, I didn’t believe I looked the part. I constantly worried that, if asked to dance in a backless choli, rolls of back fat would give me away as an imposter to the industry. Nobody lines up to buy tickets to see cellulite.

So, for every teen girl leaning into her bedroom mirror, wondering why she doesn’t look like a celebrity: Please know that nobody wakes up like this. Not me. Not any other actress. (Not even Beyoncé. I swear.)

I’ve said it before, and I will keep saying it: It takes an army, a lot of money, and an incredible amount of time to make a female celebrity look the way she does when you see her. It isn’t realistic, and it isn’t anything to aspire to.”

Also, questioning the ideas of beauty, she pens down by saying, “I know now that there’s nothing wrong with stretch marks, cellulite, or scars. They’re markers of our growth. There’s beauty in their realness.”

Well, for me she is indeed a true diva in actual sense, who inspires me a lot in every way!

Check out her entire blog post here.

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