Bollywood actress Vidya Balan made the headlines for her offensive comment towards the public when she was told to start exercising and to lose weight. She got annoyed and suddenly vent out frustration towards some people by saying ‘f*ck you’.
In a recent interview, Vidya opened up that she had hormonal problems since childhood and because of this, she would even try starving at points. She said, “I’ve had hormonal problems all my life. It’s probably because of the judgment I’ve carried around my body. When I was a teenager, people would tell me, ‘You’ve got such a pretty face, why don’t you lose some weight?’
It’s not a nice thing to say to anyone. Be it a child or a grown-up. So, I’d starve myself, I’d go through crazy exercise regimens and lose weight. Then the hormonal issue would settle for a bit before it reared its head again.”
Vidya said that even when she was thin, she felt fat. “Weight loss, weight gain, weight loss, weight gain was my pattern for as long as I can remember. Years ago, I stopped watching my shots on the monitor at shoots because I’d look at the monitor and be thinking, ‘Am I looking fat?”
She said, “When people tell me why don’t you start exercising, I want to say f**k you! How do you know I haven’t been exercising? Do you know how hard I exercise? Do you know what challenges I’ve been facing?
“Do you know that my hormonal problem has made it impossible for me to lose weight for years in between? Not just that, there was a period in between when the more I’d work out, the more I’d put on? People would insinuate that you must be eating unhealthy or that you’re lazy.
And these things stick with you. It would anger me no end. I kept wanting people to stop judging me. But over time, I realised that people judge you/your body only if you do,” she added.
As far as her work front is concerned, it is reported that Vidya will feature in the biopic of famous mathematician Shakuntala. It is also being reported that Sanya Malhotra will play the role of her daughter in the movie.