Tejasswi Prakash speaks out against Body Shaming

Tejasswi Prakash, of Bigg Boss 15 fame, has hit back at body shaming trolls who criticised her appearance and called her “underweight”.

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"You get tempted to work on your body"

Tejasswi Prakash, who recently won Bigg Boss 15 and bagged the lead role in Naagin 6, recently opened up about facing body-shaming comments for being underweight.

The actress revealed that she doesn’t get affected by these comments as she is proud of her body.

Tejasswi further commented that her family, friends and her boyfriend have never found any flaw in her.

Reacting to the negative comments, Tejasswi Prakash said:

“This body-shaming doesn’t only happen with people who are overweight.

“It happens with people who are thin. I was also receiving negative comments because I was underweight.

“In life when you become an actor and you have money, you get tempted to work on your body, many times you get suggestions that do this to your body or do that.

“Do external surgeries or corrections to look perfect.

“To be honest I feel that is an easy way out. You just spend money and get the flaws which might be on your face, body or wherever and then just maintain it.

“Not like I am judging anyone who does it but I feel it is an easier way out.”

In a recent interview, Tejasswi also shared how during the initial days of her career, she considered going under the knife:

“Initially, when I was thin at that time I would feel bad but I would get tempted that everyone spends money on their body and it is common so should I also do it.

“It was very tempting but then I told myself then what will be the difference if I also end up doing the same thing.

“Because if I get affected by someone’s comment and change myself, I am no different.

“My mother once told me that people who affect you should be the ones who love you, whose opinion matters to you.

“Fortunately, my parents love the way I am, my friends have never found any flaw in me.”

Besides starring in Naagin 6, Tejasswi Prakash recently appeared in a music video titled ‘Rula Deti Hai’ with her boyfriend Karan Kundrra.

Karan shared the song on social media with the caption:

“#Ruladetihai is always gonna be a very special song to me & so close to our hearts.

“I really want you guys to watch it, feel the emotions & we will be waiting for all your feedback.

“Thank you for all the love, beyond grateful and blessed.”

Ravinder is a Journalism BA graduate. She has a strong passion for all things fashion, beauty, and lifestyle. She also likes to watch films, read books and travel.