Neha Dhupia Opens Up on Being Body-shamed, Ignored in Bollywood after Pregnancy
Neha Dhupia was last seen in Tumhari Sulu opposite Vidya Balan, a performance for which the actress also received an award
Neha Dhupia is one of the most talked about celebrities in Bollywood. The actress made her debut in the 90s but only rose to fame in 2004 with Julie. Later, she starred in the likes of Chup Chup Ke, Singh is King, Action Replayy and many others. She also got married to Angad Bedi earlier last year and gave birth to a daughter later in 2018. Currently, Neha also hosts a show called No Filter Neha where the who’s who of Bollywood often share their deepest, darkest secrets.
Neha was last seen on the silver screen in Tumhari Sulu, opposite Vidya Balan but hasn’t appeared in any other film ever since. In a recent interview with Pinkvilla, she shared that she was ignored by Bollywood after giving birth to her daughter, Mehr. She said, “Firstly, I believe that you cannot wait for work to come to you. We all have our platforms today and we all have shops. Secondly, when you become a mum, yes, there is a perception. The last thing I did before pregnancy was Tumhari Sulu, for which I won an award. But despite that, I did not get any offers as far as movies are concerned, post-pregnancy. I did not get any offers after I gave birth either. Now, I am in talks for a web show, so let’s see about that.”
But that’s not all that Neha had to face. The actress was also body shamed post-pregnancy. She continued, “I did not have insecurity when I was pregnant. I started facing body image issue after I gave birth. I am not saying that people need to lose weight, being perfect is everyone’s own version. But, what happens mentally is that everything acts up together. I remember I was trolled very badly where a female journalist wrote something on my weight, and I wrote back. It is not fair to trouble a new mum over her body weight.”