Nargis Fakhri Says Body Shaming Is Real When You’re In The Public Eye. We Think That Sucks!
India is a rather dangerous place to live in. Actually no, let me rephrase that, India is a rather scandalous place to live in. The kind where you can’t be friends with a guy without being linked up with him, the kind where you can’t step in late in your colony without being termed a spoilt brat, the kind where you can’t wear a short skirt without being called a slut and of course our favourite, can’t gain weight without being called pregnant at least once!
As Nargis Fakhri, the star that rose to fame with Rockstar, is proof. Living in the public eye can’t be easy, we imagine with having to keep up appearances, constantly put your best foot forward and not let anything untoward be said. Despite all this, as a female star, body shaming is something most actresses simply can’t side step. The 39-year-old actress, who has time and again, been termed the epitome of sexy, alongside gaining success in life, gained a few pounds too, and the media didn’t to seem to forgive her for the latter.
Nargis opened up about her weight gain issues and shared a collage on Instagram with pictures of her from 2 years ago and a recent one. In the post, she talks about how she lost the weight but it might not have been entirely fuelled by wanting to be healthy but also partially by the pressure of being in the public eye. However, she goes on to talk about what she did to get into shape and emphasised on healthy eating, lifestyle choices and positivity.
Guess she understands that fame comes at a cost and that cost is judgement, the kind that people conveniently pass sitting behind the veil of their computer screens. But Nargis has always been unabashed with her opinions and often gives it back to people. She once lashed back after rumours of her being pregnant were sparked, “Take this down. @TheLive_Mirror your reporter published lies and not only that, he has also body shamed a person that may actually be suffering from an illness. Get your facts right before you publish.”