High school is difficult for most people, and growing up having body issues is the worst. More than often, we have heard celebrities talking about their body image issues they faced while growing up, while some were fat shamed, some were ridiculed for their skin color. Coming forward recently is Choti Sardarni actress Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia.
Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia, who is currently seen playing the lead role of Meher in her debut show, recently had a live chat with ETimes TV wherein she was asked about the harsh comments that she has received that led to a setback in her career. Well, the actress took to her Instagram handle to share a heartfelt story of her childhood when she faced numerous body image issues.
Sharing her story, Nimrit wrote how she dealt with having been not-so-fair in comparison to her cousins, being subjected to fat shaming as well as anorexia and not being the perfect ‘fit’ for the industry standards.
The Choti Sardarni actress wrote in her long post: ‘Here’s a little something I would like to share with all the young girls & women who follow me. 🤗
I was born in a punjabi family, where most girls are fair and “malai” jaisi. I grew up around cousin sisters, who were always a shade brighter than me; needless to say I was the little brown girl in the room. My extended family discussed whilst sipping tea, about how with time they were sure- “Nimrit da rang khil jayega”. .
When I was only 17, I developed an obsessive eating disorder. Owing to the pressure of board exams, I ended up gaining 20 kilograms. I reached lawschool, and well, the girls and boys in my batch and my hostel didn’t miss a chance to bully and fat shame me. .
When I stepped into the modelling industry and began my pageant journey, I realised I wasn’t ever the skinniest in the room. Despite weighing 52kgs with 5’7” height, despite looking anorexic, I was the girl with the broad shoulders.
When I began my career in the TV industry, I realised that this space barring a few, was full of girls who were petite, fair, with big eyes and lips. I wasn’t really the “type”. My features weren’t really a perfect “fit”. .
Understand and remember that beauty is subjective. It is not a reflection of how you look but more about how you feel. It’s the scars that you carry, the crooked features, the simplicity of what you are born with, that makes you special.
It is your core, your beliefs, the strength of your thoughts that define who you are.
So be courageous. Confident. And a strong believer of your dreams. You are pretty, you are beautiful, just the way you are. 🌸🌈♥️
Take a look at her post:
However, despite facing so many issues, Nimrit never gave up on her dreams and overcame all the shaming and fear. The actress now feels confident in her skin and advises young girls to be courageous and confident.