Karan Johar would like to apologize to Alia Bhatt!?
Karan Johar is one of the most influential people in the cinema and one of the most talked about Bollywood celebrities. Let’s say that he knows how to make other celebrities feel terrible about themselves. We have witnessed many of that example on his show Koffee with Karan. This time he felt the need to apologize to Alia because of some comments he made about her weight! How far this guy can go is beyond us. He recently has admitted that he also is guilty of body shaming a female celebrity and asking her to lose weight!
However, seemingly, he feels terrible about it and wants to make up for it. He commented: "I asked Alia (Bhatt, who debuted with his Student of the Year in 2012) to lose weight and now when I see her hysterical about how she looks, I feel responsible. She’s in the gym every day and even if she puts on an extra kilo, she goes crazy. I think I am to blame for it. Now that I am a parent, I would never do this to Roohi and I would like to apologize to Alia.". He later added, or as we would like to call it, blamed Hollywood for this saying: "If they’re thin, sexy and wear satin gowns on the red carpet, we want to do the same."
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Alia Bhatt is not the only person who was body shamed in this industry. Here are few more who did not stay quiet:
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan
Even the most beautiful woman in the world has been body shamed! Just after her pregnancy, she, also, was the victim of haters gain-weight game! She decided to keep quiet but her 41-year-old husband Abhishek Bachchan talked in her defense by saying "Yes, she’s a public figure, but people forget she’s also a woman and now a mother and there’s a line that’s not to be crossed. I don’t talk that way about any woman ever and it’s obviously not graceful for anyone to talk about her like that either."
Even Deepika had her own share of problems regarding body shamers. She said: "I have no issue celebrating my body and I have never shied away from anything on-screen to portray a character. My issue is you propagating the objectification of a REAL person, and not a character being played. Sure, dissect my characters if you wish. If it is of so much interest, then discuss the character’s cup size and leg length if it is relevant to making the role convincing. All I am asking for is respect as a woman off-screen."
They do not only get body shamed for being not so slim but also for being too slim! Click on NEXT page to read about it!
What surprises us all the time is that people body shame you even if you are thin! What else figure are you supposed to possess so that they would stop criticising you!? Lisa Haydon experienced thin shaming! "People always think that if you’re on the larger side or you’re overweight, then you (develop) a complex. But I think being a really skinny kid (gives you a) complex too. I just remember being picked on for being a toothpick. Really skinny and really tall. Eventually, you fill out and then, you tend to not put on weight when you’re older. But, when you’re younger and if you’re really thin, people just make fun of you."
Huma Qureshi certainly had one of the best claps of all time! She answered all that with her cover in the Femina magazine and also said: "There are a lot of people out there who are just bullies. They constantly keep telling you that you are too fat, too thin, your teeth are not fine, you can’t speak English really well, and you are too short etc. Bullies will be bullies and I think body shaming is something that people all over the world are condoning and condemning because it’s not cool. We need to set better role models for young women."
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Sonam Kapoor who is always advocating women empowerment and positive body image also has been through this path! She said: "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. The ball is in the media's court to celebrate fit bodies rather than thin ones, and to know the difference. 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."
How Sonam is turning this into an inspirational move is also fascinating. You can see all her photos that are before getting ready and after and she has a reason for that as well, "The one thing that I truly believe in is to never give young girls or women, who follow me, a false perception of who I am. That’s why there’s always a ‘before’ and ‘after’ image that goes up. There’s a lot of effort that goes into making me look this way, it’s my job."
Read about the last victim, Priyanka Chopra on NEXT page!
"There are a lot of professionals working on me and it takes a lot of money. I don’t want girls to think that it’s easy or that this is how I wake up. I want to remind these girls that it’s OK to celebrate yourself but also to not put so much pressure on yourself. I am a disaster in the morning. I want everyone to know that beyond all of this, there is a regular, normal girl who has bad skin, bad hair days, and cellulite and sometimes is not self-confident at all.". Hearing such words from someone like her means so much to us, ladies!
Even this former beauty pageant, Priyanka Chopra, faced problems with her image! She said: "Before I became an actor, I met a producer about the possibility of acting. I was a beauty pageant winner at that time, Miss World. And he said that everything was wrong about me. He said my nose was not proportionate, the shape of my body was not proportionate.There is such a false perception about what women should look like and what our bodies should look like. Especially when you are in the (film) business, you put on a couple of pounds and people are like..body shaming you. It happens. Christmas happens to all of us. I am an Indian. I have Holi, I have Diwali, I have hundred holidays and my body fluctuates and you know what... I am fine with it."