Actor, Sameera Reddy has opened up about the beauty standards that are set in Bollywood. She explained how hard she had tried to fit in the industry. She was told that she was “too tall” or “too dark”. The industry even rejected her by saying she didn’t fit into the world of beauty.
During an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Sameera has shared her views. She said, “I was told I was too dark, too tall, too broad. I didn’t fit into that girl next door look and 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 Reddy was expected to look a particular way. She had to fix into something that is certain in the industry. She said, “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.”
Debut In 2002
Sameera has made her debut on bug screen with Maine Dil Tujhko Diya (2002). She was last seen in a Kannada film, Varadhanayaka (2013). She even had started a campaign during her second pregnancy, #ImperfectlyPerfect. There she had addressed image issues and highlighted self-love
She has opened up about experiencing depression, and about gaining weight after pregnancy.
Last year, she had told Hindustan Times, “My campaign comes from the fact that I felt completely disillusioned and broken after being pregnant the first time when I gained weight and was 105 kgs. The perfect body and the perfect face that I worked on, for my film career, broke apart and I was completely lost.”
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