Ileana D'Cruz says she was constantly body shamed from the age of 12, adds 'It deeply scars you'

Ileana D'Cruz says she was constantly body shamed from the age of 12, adds 'It deeply scars you'
Written By Saumya Bansal | Updated: April 27, 2021 12:24 IST
Ileana D'Cruz says she was constantly body shamed from the age of 12, adds 'It deeply scars you'

Ileana D'Cruz, who has now become the face of many brands and films, recalls her experience of body shaming in the past. The Barfi actress opened up in an interview with a popular website and revealed that it deeply scarred her. "I remember those days like it was yesterday. It's weird because it's a very deeply ingrained scar. I went through body-shaming right from the time I was 12. I had just hit puberty and growing up," she told the website.

 
D'Cruz further added that people made all sorts of comments about her body parts. "You are hit with these weird comments. And people are passing comments about your body and saying, "Oh My God, why is your butt so big?’ And I am like, ‘ What do you mean?" You think you are fine and then suddenly you have random people saying things about you and you start to believe what they are saying. So I think it’s a deeply ingrained scar because you are carrying it for so many years. It takes a lot of inner strength to tell yourself that what they are saying doesn’t matter. What you feel about yourself is most important. And it’s something I tell myself every single day."
 
 
 
 
 
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However, she says she still goes through the same every day when people leave all sorts of comments in her DM. "Because I go through it every day. I have at least 10 messages that I can find on my Instagram right now about body shaming for sure. So there’s always going to be somebody saying something about you and it’s harsh. And as much as I would like to tell people can you please be more kind more sensitive because you don’t understand how much it can affect somebody else. The only thing that’s in your control is you and how you think about yourself. So I would constantly just tell people your opinion about yourself is what matters the most. The hell with the world, the hell with what they think. Only your opinion matters. You are someone who is going to live with your body. There are days when I am like, ‘I don’t like this. Is my stomach too bloated?’ But now I am like, ‘No it’s fine, there’s a uterus in there so it’s fine. It’s alright. It’s not gonna be flat," Ileana concluded.


CREDITS: BOLLYWOOD BUBBLE


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