Everyone gets their own fair share of struggles. Sameera Reddy was no less. However, her constant efforts kept failing. The actress has now opened up about what Bollywood demands. In other words, the beauty standards sought in Bollywood were too harsh on her. She was tagged as “too dark”, “too tall’ and “too broad”. Not only this, people also told her that she did not fit in the image of a girl next door.
Sameera Reddy talks about her journey to Self-Love:
In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, the actress talked about her incessant tries and struggles. She also admitted that she used to feel exhausted and taxed because of always trying to fit in. She said, “I was told I was too dark, too tall, too broad. I didn’t fit into that girl next door look. I had to constantly try and fit in it and it really exhausted and tired me.” The actress further went on to talk about her journey of self-love. She added, “I don’t regret it because that was my learning to learn to come to this point of loving myself unconditionally. You have to go through a point where you actually hate yourself because when you come to this point of hating yourself so much and break into pieces, you can put yourself back together in the most beautiful way possible.”
Sameera also shared that there was always something in her that was asked to be fixed. Earlier the actress had run a campaign of #ImperfectlyPerfect during her second pregnancy. She had also openly talked about the postpartum depression that she was a victim to. She was quoted as, “My campaign comes from the fact that I felt completely disillusioned and broken after being pregnant the first time when I gained weight and was 105 kgs. The perfect body and the perfect face that I worked on, for my film career, broke apart and I was completely lost.”
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Was I ‘still’ sexy Sam? Can I now be branded a ‘yummy mummy’ ? How many followers did I have ? Was my worth still valid ? Was I now a ‘Former’ actress ? Just a ‘Mother’? Bollywood friends I can ‘plug’ in selfies ? 👉🏼 this was April 2019. I was coming back from a long break from the public eye and was asked these questions by an industry person as to what image was i going to project??. 👉🏼I had resurfaced after struggling with Post Partum Depression after Hans, lots of weight on me, self worth issues, a major emotional struggle and confusion with where I stood in my own mind. A career girl was now ‘just a mother’ . Lost . So I surrendered . I remember telling Akshai, I can’t hide . I can’t lie to myself . I struggle . I’m as scared as anyone else out there . I don’t have a plan . All I know is I want to own it and have any other woman feel she can too . Own her flaws , her scars , her struggles , her weight , her losing battles, her low self worth, her grey hair , her hair loss , her cellulite, her pimples , her age , her pain, her expectations. And that’s #imperfectlyperfect . Many of my posts aim to remind people that accepting and loving yourself is the most powerful tool to achieve a positive space . And I’m so grateful to have our community of amazing women and men who want change , who seek a real space, who know there is a place for everyone and we don’t need to pull each other down to survive . The past year has only taught me that the truth does set you free. We’re all in this together 🙏🏼❤️ #imperfectlyperfect
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