Vidya Balan shuts the reporter like a boss for fat shaming her

Tumhari Sulu

In reality, the fact that a reporter asked Vidya Balan about her plans of weightloss only angers us, but doesn't surprise us.

Bollywood actress Vidya Balan is now busy promoting her upcoming movie "Tumhari Sulu" and during one of these events, the National Award winning actress was talking to the media where one of the journalists indirectly called her fat but her reaction was priceless. "Or have you thought about losing weight?"

Vidya Balan: "What's the relationship between "women-centric" and weightloss?" The reporter further prodded and asked, "For a glamorous role?" "It would be great if you could change your perception". To which Vidya calmly answered, " I am very happy with what I'm doing. "What is the connection between women-oriented films and weight loss?"

There are several things wrong with the above exchange. At a time when there is so much conversation about how it is important to be healthy and not skinny-and that no particular body type is ideal- surely this question is uncalled for.

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Once called the fourth Khan of Bollywood, Vidya Balan had everyone bowing down to the powerhouse of talent that she is.

Now, as we know this is not the first time Vidya will play an RJ on screen, earlier in 2006 she played an RJ in "Lage Raho Munna Bhai" but that was different and this is different. The movie also stars Neha Dhupia and Manav Kaul. Whether Vidya Balan chooses to lose weight, or put on weight, or do glamorous roles is her prerogative.

Sadly, Youtube commenters seem to have a whole other point of view. More power to you.

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