Before the release of Bollywood’s upcoming musical comedy ‘Fanney Khan’, several actors have voiced their opinion against fat shaming as debutant actress Pihu Sand features in the film as an overweight teenager. This upcoming film also touches the most common social evil, body shaming.
Pihu Sand will be playing the role of an obese teenager in this film, who gets criticized time and again for being on the heavy side. Debutant actress, Pihu Sand, will be seen as Anil Kapoor and Divya Dutta’s daughter, Lata, in this upcoming musical drama. She had revealed earlier that she added 20 kilograms to tip the scales at 98 kilograms.
‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ actress Bhumi Pednekar said, “I think all the criticism came right after my first film. I just stood there but made sure none of the negativity stays back. The fact that I played the role clearly states how I feel about body shaming.”
The ‘Welcome’ actor, Anil Kapoor, had also expressed his discomfort with the fat shame that his daughter, Sonam Kapoor, and his nephew and ‘Mubarakan’ star, Arjun Kapoor, had to face during the early days of their career.
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Coming back to the ‘Fanney Khan’ actress, Pihu Sand, she has revealed that she idolizes the ‘Shubh Mangal Savdhan’ star, Bhumi Pednekar, who had put on weight to fit the requirement for the character in her debut movie, ‘Dum Laga ke Haisha’. Similarly, the six time Filmfare Award winner, Vidya Balan said, “Wherever you go, I think people are very body-obsessed today. ‘Moti’ is not an expletive for me. But I don’t like it when people comment on my body. Because if I talk about your brain…Brains don’t sell, that’s why we don’t talk about it. We have no right to comment on anyone’s appearance. This has happened many times with me. When they see me happy, they are confused. As women, when you are successful, this is a way to drag you down. And I don’t give anyone that power.”
During an interview, actress Huma Qureshi said, “There are a lot of people out there who are just bullies. They constantly keep telling you that you are too fat, too thin, your teeth are not fine, you can’t speak English really well, and you are too short, etc. Bullies will be bullies and I think body shaming is something that people all over the world are condoning and condemning because it’s not cool. We need to set better role models for young women.”
Talking about ‘Fanney Khan’, it is a musical-comedy story of a father who wishes to fulfill his daughter’s dream of becoming a singer. Helmed by Atul Manjrekar, actress Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and actor Rajkummar Rao are in lead roles.This movie is going to hit the screens on August 3.