Just in Stories

Neha Dhupia Recalls How She Was Trolled And Fat-Shamed For Gaining 25 Kilos Post-Pregnancy

February 05, 2021 | by Anjali Agarwal

Everyone talks about the physical changes a woman goes through during pregnancy. You know, the constant nausea, abhorrence of certain smells, skin problems and hair fall. They even warn you about mind-numbing labour pains and the frightening birth process. But no one prepares you for what awaits beyond the birth of your child. Apart from the inexplicable love you develop for your new-born, you also struggle with so many other feelings—not particularly happy ones. Finding yourself crying in the middle of the night for no reason, doubting yourself as a parent and other emotions root from sleepless nights, confusion and millions of expectations and judgements that are unloaded on you as a new mom. One of the most ridiculous ones, as Neha Dhupia would tell you, is getting back in shape and losing your pregnancy weight as soon as you deliver.

A lot of moms have this pressure on them to shed the extra kilos they gained during pregnancy. Mostly, it stems from of other people commenting on their postpartum weight. And, celebrities are no different. In fact, they are on close watch all through their pregnancy and are even trolled for their weight afterwards. Among the many celeb moms who have opened up about the stress they went through because of the trolls is Neha Dhupia. She had previously said in an interview that although she was not really insecure about her body, a comment from a female journo made her feel bad about her postpartum weight. Recently, she talked about how she was brutally trolled and fat-shamed for gaining 23 kilos, which is very disturbing for a new mom.

She said, “Moms after delivery go through postpartum but I have the support of my husband. I get so much support from him. You have this beautiful life that you are carrying inside and suddenly life is outside and suddenly you feel weird seeing yourself and then you are in the public eye. Everyone is not fortunate enough that you can go through pregnancy and don’t put on weight. I had put on like 23 or 25 kilos.” She said that she was criticised for her weight, adding that “from getting like fat-shamed to people passing judgements or saying that my life and my career have come to a halt. But I feel that it’s in my control.”

 

View this post on Instagram

 

A post shared by Neha Dhupia (@nehadhupia)

Also Read: Neha Dhupia Talks About How She Hid Her Pregnancy Because She Was Afraid She Wouldn’t Get Work And About Her Weight Gain. We Love How Candid She Is!

However, it was in the lockdown that she decided to work on her body, not because people wanted her to, but because she wanted to. “During the lockdown, I didn’t worry what people said about me. I lost 21 kilos in the lockdown. So, my point is how you react to it. People go through ups and downs but reach out,” she said. I think it’s so amazing of her to do it for herself and not because the society expected her to fit into a certain mould. She must have gone through undeniable stress and pressure but she didn’t succumb to it, and that’s what matters.

She had told in an interview a few months ago, “Women — not men or the media — control the narrative around their bodies during and after pregnancy. I put on 23 kilos after I gave birth to Mehr, but I refused to let society’s ideals dictate my recovery. My husband (Angad Bedi) applied zero pressure on me to lose the baby weight. During my recovery and up until now, I’ve always given myself self-love and self-care. I’ve only just started dropping the pounds, but I’m okay being curvier too. I accept what my body wants to be.”

It’s really upon the new mom how she wants to recover and when she wants to work on her body. As a society, we need to stop put new moms under the scanner and expect them to lose their baby weight. They will, if and whenever they feel like getting back in shape. It’s no one else’s business. So, can we put these expectations from new moms to rest?

Also Read: Neha Dhupia Talks About Weight Gain And Breastfeeding. We Love Her Body-Positive Attitude

Anjali Agarwal

Know more

You may like

Join The #HauteSquad!

Sign up for our daily email and get the best delivered straight to your inbox. We pinky promise to make it awesome!

Popular in Entertainment

Arjun Kapoor Calls Out News Portal And Journalist For Gossip Article On Malaika Arora’s Pregnancy

This is not fair to the celebs!

November 30, 2022 | by Pragya Dubey

Urfi Javed Blasts Chahatt Khanna’s Boyfriend For Blaming Paps For Provoking The Actress, Says No On Forced Her To Say Misogynistic Things

She sure knows how to reply!

November 30, 2022 | by Ritu Sanghvi

FIFA World Cup 2022: नोरा फतेही के धमाकेदार डांस मूव्स ने क़तर में फुटबॉल फैन्स के भी उड़ा दिए होश!

वाइरल हो गया विडिओ!

November 30, 2022 | by Tejal Limaje

Kriti Sanon Brings An End To Her Relationship Rumours With Prabhas, Calls It “Howl-arious.”

November 30, 2022 | by Pragya Dubey

Hauterrfly

Exclusive

Editor’s Pick

10 Chrome Extensions That Will Improve Your Productivity

October 21, 2015 | by Shachi Lavingia

Latest Posts

fruit mask
Beauty

सर्दियों में ड्राई स्किन को दूर रखने के लिए अपनाएं यह 5 फ्रूट फेस मास्क!

फल भी है जरुरी!

November 30, 2022 | by Himanshi Chetiwal
caster oil
Lifestyle

कब्ज के लिए कैसे फायदेमंद है कैस्टर ऑयल? जाने इसकी मात्रा!

काफी फायदेमंद होगा साबित!

November 30, 2022 | by Himanshi Chetiwal
HauteSteppers

‘Hautesteppers 3.0’ Ep 10: मामाअर्थ की फाउंडर और शार्क टैंक इंडिया की जज रही ग़ज़ल अलघ ने खोला असली सुंदरता का राज़!

जवाब सच में प्रेरणादायक है!

November 30, 2022 | by Tejal Limaje
Instagram

Arjun Kapoor Calls Out News Portal And Journalist For Gossip Article On Malaika Arora’s Pregnancy

This is not fair to the celebs!

November 30, 2022 | by Pragya Dubey
Shriya Saran’s Ruffle Saree Is Dramatic And Perfectly Accessorised Freddy Star Alaya F Is Serving Looks In An Ash Grey Co-Ord Set From Kareena Kapoor Khan to Radhika Madan, A Celeb-Approved Guide To Styling Trench Coats This Winter Ram Charan, Kiara Advani Bid Farewell To New Zealand As They Wrap Up Song Shoot Bhumi Pednekar Is Serving A Ravishing Bridesmaid Look And We’re Here For It! Alia Bhatt Is The Queen Of Comfy Fashion. We Love! Shakti Mohan Will Steal Your Heart In A Pink Saree! Ananya Panday In A Rimzim Dadu Set Is Picture Perfect Here Are A Few Businesses Owned By Malaika Arora! Ira Khan Is Giving Us Princess Vibes In Her Engagement Pictures!