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In an industry like Bollywood, which hinges on the idea of perfection and has an unhealthy obsession with size zero body figures, Parineeti Chopra has often made news for the right reasons. Without succumbing to external pressures, she took two years off to focus on herself - by getting fit and reaching her desired body shape, the actress has served as an inspiration to many. But this time, she has won our respect with just one Instagram post. Check it out here and scroll down know why!
Look closely and you will find the actress flaunting her stretch marks. Why is it that big of a deal? Because in the day and age of mobile editing apps and airbrushed photos, she did not feel the need to conceal or cover up her stretch marks in any way. It's an affirming little milestone on the road to body positivity in media. We like how it shows that even actresses with their perfect make-up and designer dresses, can have flaws, and that they are nothing to be ashamed of. It's all a part of owning yourself and your body. More respect for you Parineeti!
Parineeti Chopra has always spoken out against body shaming and here's where you can read what she has to say:
BEFORE .. All my life, I have struggled with how I look, how I feel, and how people looked at me. I was constantly made fun of, but the person I was, I generously laughed with them. Today, many people ask me what triggered the weight loss, did I give in to the "bollywood pressure"? To that I say - thank god I became an actor and had that pressure! I am able to achieve what I couldn't achieve otherwise. I feel more confident, I feel at peace, and I feel proud! Girls and women meet me all around the world, at airports, events, on the street; they hold my hand, hug me, and tell me their struggles and how I changed their lives. They show me their wallpapers, their wallets, and its all pictures of me!! They look at those pictures and want to make that change in their own lives. They look at my Built That Way campaign and have stuck it to their walls. I have seen women tear up and tell me I changed their life. Post delivery weight, teenage obesity, they are fighting it, and I am their inspiration. As an actor, There is no bigger achievement for me. I am glad to be a part of your life in this way. So thank you everyone. Thank You for making me feel loved. Like I always say - if I could do it. So can you. And I am always there for all of you .... Lots of love....
This post details Parineeti's struggle with how she looked but her amazing strength and ability to look back at her struggles and failures as opportunities, is what makes it inspiring.
On the work front, Parineeti Chopra is shooting for Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, will soon also start shooting for Kesari alongside Akshay Kumar.