Raveena Tandon shares how she snapped back at fat-shamers
- Raveena Tandon recalled how she took a stand for Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in 2011
- She shared how she responded to a reporter who mocked her weight
- Tandon recently starred in 'KGF: Chapter 2'
Bollywood actor Raveena Tandon, who recently starred in the blockbuster hit ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, recalled how she took a stand for actor Aishwarya Rai Bachchan after the latter was body-shamed for gaining weight after giving birth.
Back in 2011, Tandon had tweeted: “Everyone's body type is different, if she’s taking time is OK. Its her space, its her obligation to her child first. Instead of some portions of the media, who decide what and when Ash should do with herself and her baby? shallow and double standards, wonder if they’d do the same?”
In a recent interview with GoodTimes, the 47-year-old revealed why she showed support for Bachchan.
“There was a time when I had put on a lot of weight after I just delivered my son. And I remember, I started working after that and there was a press conference and that time they were fat-shaming me, they were fat-shaming Aishwarya Rai and I stood up for her at that time and I said she just had a baby.”
She further revealed how a journalist mocked her for putting on some extra kilos over the years and compared her diva days of the 90s to her recent reality show appearances.
Slamming the journalist, Tandon responded: “dekhiye bhaisahab motapa toh ghat jayega lekin aapki surat kaise badal payegi (see sir, my weight can change, but how will you change your face?)”
Tandon made her big Bollywood comeback with Prashanth Neel’s ‘KGF: Chapter 2’, essaying the role of Ramika Sen, a powerful politician.
“If KGF is making money, it doesn’t only mean the south industry is making money. It has been beneficial to the theatre owners, it has revived the euphoria and love for cinema,” she said during the interview.