Wednesday July 17, 2019

Actress Neha Dhupia is Not Bothered by Fat Shaming, And we All Must Learn a Lesson From Her

Neha and Angad surprised everyone with their hush-hush marriage in May last year. They confirmed her pregnancy in August, a little over three months after their wedding

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Neha has also worked in the popular youth TV show, Roadies. Wikimedia Commons

Actress Neha Dhupia, who has been trolled for her weight, says fat shaming does not bother her even a bit but she does want such trolling to stop not just for celebrities but for everyone.

Neha Dhupia, who is a new mother added all she wanted was to be fit and energetic for her new-born daughter Mehr, whom she welcomed on November 18 last year.

On Saturday, the former beauty queen and reality TV judge, tweeted a photograph of a magazine cover, with a photograph of herself and a caption reading: “Neha Dhupia shocking weight gain post pregnancy”.

To which, the “Tumhari Sulu” actress responded with: “I don’t owe anyone an explanation because fat shaming like this doesn’t bother me one bit.

“But I do want to address this as a larger problem because fat shaming needs to stop for everyone not just celebrities.

Neha Dhupia feels it is now time that Bollywood start taking sides. IANS
Neha Dhupia feels it is now time that Bollywood start taking sides. IANS

“As a new mom I want to be fit, healthy and energetic for my daughter,” she added.

Neha, who is married to actor Angad Bedi, said that she works out everyday. “Sometimes twice a day because for me… fitness is a priority and not ‘fitting into’ society’s standards regarding looks.

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“And I hope in the future people are kinder to each other while making such vapid and vile comments,” the 38-year-old added.

Neha Dhupia and Angad surprised everyone with their hush-hush marriage in May last year. They confirmed her pregnancy in August, a little over three months after their wedding. (IANS)

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Bollywood Needs To Take Stands: Neha Dhupia

Neha also said people in Bollywood are very protective of each other, which according to her is not a great thing all the time

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Neha Dhupia feels it is now time that Bollywood start taking sides. IANS
Neha Dhupia feels it is now time that Bollywood start taking sides. IANS
  • Actress Neha Dhupia feels Bollywood needs to take sides
  • She often speaks on many relevant social issues
  • She feels everyone has right to feel safe

Actress Neha Dhupia feels people associated with Hindi filmdom should speak up more often on issues of concern and take stands.

The actress spoke about this during an appearance on the “Vh1 Inside Access” show, a statement from the channel said.

Neha has worked in many movies and TV shows throughout her career. Wikimedia Commons
Neha has worked in many movies and TV shows throughout her career. Wikimedia Commons

“We need to take sides, we need to take stands, we need to talk about how far we can push the cinema, what happens behind closed doors, how professional it is,” Neha said.

“We need to come out and talk about things; whether there is an ecosystem in the industry or not,” she added.

Neha also said people in Bollywood are very protective of each other, which according to her is not a great thing all the time. On the work front, the actress is also seen judging “Roadies Xtreme”, which is aired on MTV.

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During the audition round in Chandigarh, Neha felt unsafe because of a contestant Harpaveet. In his form, he suggested that he will flirt with Neha, and bragged about his sexual strength.

Dismissing him, she said: “You know what your problem is your perception about a woman. You have no respect for any woman. You think your masculinity is going to come through when you brag about your sexual strength. When you spoke about other gang leaders, you referred to their personality traits like confidence, dressing sense and fitness but not for me.

Neha has also worked in the popular youth TV show, Roadies. Wikimedia Commons

“So, according to you, I have no personality traits just because I am a woman and that gives to the right to flirt with me. I know exactly what men like you think. We have many female contestants who come on ‘Roadies’ journey. Neither you have any respect for girls nor do you have anything good to say about them so it’s our responsibility to make sure that people like you don’t come on the journey.

“You know why? I wouldn’t have said this but I am not feeling safe! This is my area, my territory so if I am not feeling safe you don’t get to go ahead in this show.” IANS