South beauty Vidya Balan is a big shot in Bollywood. The actress has carved a niche for herself. Not many know that Vidya once hated her body and wanted to change it. While the actress has a voluptuous body to die for, the same was not the case in the past as she had to deal with body-shaming which made her self-esteem hit low.
Taking about how she handled herself, Vidya had said, ” I was in a battle with my body. I was angry with it, hated it, and I wanted it to change, because I thought if my body changed, then I would be acceptable to everyone. I would be worthy of love. But even at my thinnest, when I managed to lose a lot of weight (it happened a few times) I realised that I wasn’t fully acceptable to everyone. So really there’s no point in trying to change yourself to suit others’ needs and ideals.”
Taking about embracing herself, she says, “I began to accept and respect my body, and it’s been a long journey. I find myself happier, I feel beautiful. I think the best gift I have given to myself is that I won’t let anyone make me feel differently about my body today.”