We live in a world that celebrates the conventional idea of beauty and that’s why many women find it hard to accept the way they are or to love themselves. Unfortunately, women are always a bit too skinny, too curvy, and too much of everything for society. However, what really matters is how we see ourselves.
Over the last couple of years, Richa Chadha has been quite vocal about the dark side of conventional beauty standards and we love her honesty. Recently, the Fukrey star shocked us all by undergoing a massive fitness transformation.
In an interview, Richa got candid about her decision to share her transformation journey on the ‘Gram. The actress shared, “I just made it (transformation video) because I felt, whoever is in front of the camera, men or women, feel that pressure. Men have the pressure to have six-pack abs, they have to look good all the time, they also have to take care of their hair and muscles. For women, the pressure takes a different form. This pressure is uniform. Everyone is constantly monitoring, measuring. So I wanted to talk about that.”
Richa Chadha’s Transformation Journey
Earlier this month, Richa shared a video where she spoke about losing 15 kgs in a span of three months and how she did it just for herself. In the post, the diva said, “Even when I was fat, it is not like I did not have work. And now that I am thin, I want to tell actors, aspiring actors, artists that you don’t have to be a certain shape to continue to get work in the film industry. Yes, it is possible that aapko bohot zyada diverse characters na mile (you might not get very diverse characters) because it is a visual medium. But it will never be like you won’t find work. So, do not stress about it.”
Beauty comes in different shapes and sizes, and we are proud of Richa for being honest about her journey. Here’s a PSA— you get to pick what beauty means to you and everyone deserves to be celebrated.
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