Actor Yami Gautam took to her Instagram to pen down a note revealing that she has been dealing with keratosis pilaris, an incurable skin condition since her teenage years.
Sharing a few pictures from her latest photoshoot, the 'Bhoot Police' actor wrote, “I recently shot for some images and just when they were about to go in for post-production (a common procedure) to conceal my skin-condition called Keratosis-Pilaris, I thought, ‘Hey Yami, why don’t you embrace this fact and accept it enough to be OKAY with it. Just let it be.”
The 32-year-old also said that she decided against concealing her skin condition and instead embraced it.
Explaining more about keratosis pilaris, she added, “For those who haven’t heard about this, it’s a skin condition wherein you get tiny bumps on the skin. I promise they aren’t as bad as your mind and your neighbour aunty makes it out to be. I developed this skin condition during my teenage years, and there is still no cure for it.”
Yami also said that she felt now is the time to embrace one’s real self.
“I’ve dealt with it for many years now and today finally, I decided to let go of all my fears and insecurities and found the courage to love and accept my ‘flaws’ wholeheartedly. I also found the courage to share my truth with you. Phew!
“I didn’t feel like airbrushing my folliculitis or smoothing that ‘under-eye’ or ‘shaping up’ that waist a tiny bit more! And yet, I feel beautiful,” she concluded.
She was recently seen in 'Bhoot Police' , a horror comedy film, directed by Pavan Kirpalani and produced by Ramesh Taurani and Akshai Puri.
The film also stars Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez, and Javed Jaffrey. It was premiered on 10 September 2021 on Disney+ Hotstar.