Nimrit Kaur Ahluwalia became a household name after the humongous success of her ZEE TV soap, Choti Sardarni. But shocking as it may sound, there was a time when the actress felt that she was not made for TV because she had severe body image issues. Yes, you read that!
Refering to her insta picture from yesterday, further opening up about her ordeal, Nimrit revealed that she was brutally bullied by the girls of her hostel as a teenager and not only that but even in her family she was constantly compared to her other fairer cousins while she was on the duskier side.
Revealing details of her horror story, Nimrit has been quoted by ETimes saying, “In first year of my Law school I was bullied. I was fat-shamed by the girls in my hostel and batchmates. It was humiliating as a teenager. I was naïve and it played with my mind. I thought I am not pretty enough because I am fat. It built up a lot of complexes in me.”
Opening up about these instances with the family too, Nimrit said, “I have a lovely family but I also know of instances that when you are born in Punjabi family, I was made to believe that you are supposed to be fair. That’s how most Punjabi girls are. And I was dusky. I remember in a family full of fair female cousins, I was compared to them – the duskier girl in the lot.”
Well, the fact that a girl’s looks are often placed before anything else about her is certainly the sad reality even today, in just the show-biz but almost every area of life.
Meanwhile, featuring Avinesh Rekhi, Anita Raj and Dinesh Kaushik among others, Choti Sardarni is a tale of brutal politics.