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I Only Got The Role Of An Elephant And A Hippopotamus In School Plays; Revathi Suresh Talks About The Jokes She Had To Face

Actress Menaka’s daughter and Co-director Revathi Suresh talks about the body shaming she had to face when she was a kid.
by Anoop Sai Bandi | August 13, 2021 19:20 IST
I Only Got The Role Of An Elephant And A Hippopotamus In School Plays; Revathi Suresh Talks About The Jokes She Had To Face

Actress Menaka’s daughter and Co-director Revathi Suresh says that she is ridiculed in life for being fat.

 
Revathi says that when she was in a small class, she got the role of an elephant and a hippopotamus in school plays and had wondered why she was not the heroine.
 
“The heroine is often the thinnest child in the class. I thought I can be a heroine too. Then I wondered why they didn't give it a chance. It is now clear how much such trauma can affect a child;” says Revathi Suresh.
 
In an interview with Vanitha, Revathi said that she danced on stage for two consecutive hours and was still ridiculed by people. She says many of the comments she heard as a teenager about her body made her feel very insecure.
 
“Someone once asked on a location why I am like this, unlike mom and sister who are beautiful. It felt great. I did not even allow anyone to take photos. When I saw the camera, I felt like I had to run away. I want to be in the forefront of cinema;” Revathi added.
 
Revathi, who started her career as a co-director with Priyadarshan, is now preparing to become an independent director. Revathi's sister Keerthi Suresh is a well-known actress in South Indian cinema


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