The trolls are dime a dozen these days. And if you are a public figure, there is a never-ending stream of judgment and criticism coming from both anonymous internet trolls and people in the real world. Similarly, while Bollywood celebrities enjoy their fandom, backlashes and trolling tags along. From friendly suggestions to outright mean remarks, these celebrities have to face the hatred which comes in the form of body shaming/fat shaming day in and day out.
So here are eight times our very own Bollywood celebrities slammed the trolls who dared tried to body/fat shame them.
1. Divya Dutta:
Quite Recently, The national award-winning actress Divya Dutta got body-shamed when she posted few pictures on Instagram from media interactions. Someone commented on her, saying, 'Big t**s'. The gorgeous lady decided to give it back to the mean person and in response, the actress said,
'yes man!! Big t**s!! So?? Shut up. N stop being obsessed n objectifying women.. there’s so much more to a woman. Did u ever see t smile o the glint in the eyes??? No am sorry expecting too much!! disgusting. Pls don’t post here.'
Divya clearly slammed the troller like a boss.
2. Arjun Kapoor:
The Ishqzaade actor is currently bulking up for his role in the upcoming movie Panipat. The actor faces incessant trolling and criticism with regards to not only his acting skills but also his physique. Recently in an interview, The Ishqzaade actor slammed the trolls and said,
“The big screen gives you an illusion of fitness and what the world should be like, as everyone looks like models on screen. But that is not real beyond a point. A lot of effort, money and time go into looking that way. It’s important to be healthy. If you can’t encourage and be supportive, you have no right to put people down for trying to be better healthwise, forget aesthetic-wise. Iski shakl aisi hai, height waisi hai, patla hai, mota hai... tum apne aap ko dekh lo yaar.”
A befitting reply to all the fat shamers out there.
3. Neha Dhupia:
Bollywood actress and talk show host of “BFF’s With Vogue” took on a role of mother to a baby girl Mehr with husband Angad Bedi. While the actor was still enjoying her new phase of life, the insensitive and uncalled for comments regarding her weight gain were quite irksome. Since there was no stopping to it, the actor went on to say
"I don't owe anyone an explanation because fat-shaming like this doesn't bother me one bit. "But I do want to address this as a larger problem because fat-shaming needs to stop for everyone, not just celebrities."As a new mom I want to be fit, healthy and energetic for my daughter," she added. Neha said that she works out every day and sometimes twice a day because for her "fitness is a priority and not 'fitting into' society's standards regarding looks."I hope in the future people are kinder to each other while making such vapid and vile comments," the 38-year-old added.
4. Sonakshi Senha:
According to the Dabang actress, the anonymity of social media emboldens trolls and we couldn't agree more. Sonakshi Sinha has been on the troller's list for the longest period of time with regards to her weight. On the chat show with Arbaz Khan the actress talked about her immense struggle of losing almost 30 kg’s weight prior to working in movie Dabang. Earlier she would get defensive when people brought up her appearance, and could not understand how people were so quick to jump to conclusions but now she has overcome the need to dwell on trollers. To all the trolls her only response is
“main jaisi hun vaisi rahungi, aapko dekhna hai aap dekho aap ko mat dekhna hai aap mat dekho.”(I will remain the way I am.If you want to see, please do so or otherwise don’t)
5. Zareen Khan:
Recently the actress was criticized for showing stretch marks in a picture that she posted on social media that lead to endless trolling. Zareen Khan has often been trolled for being too curvy but she never let those words fool her into believing that there’s anything that she needs to change.
“Inspite of being so big, I never let people’s comments or ideas about me bother me. Because it’s my life and my body and only I have the right to decide what I’m gonna do with it.”
The undue advantage of the anonymity offered by social media and use it to make insensitive and uncalled for comments is beyond believe. It's commendable how few of these fierce Bollywood celebrities have spoken against the endless trolling and backlash just because social media has given an easy excess to their fans.