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“No one is flawless” – Sonam Kapoor

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“No one is flawless” – Sonam Kapoor

Sonam Kapoor, the fashionista has been very careful in communicating her thoughts related to having a flawless or a perfect body. The diva, although has been seen on some highly prestigious platforms, has always been true to what she believes.

In one of her interviews regarding looking flawless in her red carpet appearance at the Cannes, she said “The one thing that I truly believe in is to never give young girls or women, who follow me, a false perception of who I am. That’s why I wrote that article, and that’s why there’s always a ‘before’ and ‘after’ image that goes up. That’s also why I celebrate my team so much.”

Sonam has many a times posted images of herself before and after getting ready to reiterate the fact that it takes a lot to make her look a certain way and it is required because of her job. She stated “There’s a lot of effort that goes into making me look this way, it’s my job. There are a lot of professionals working on me and it takes a lot of money. I don’t want girls to think that it’s easy or that this is how I wake up.”

In one of her social media posts she wrote “I am a disaster in the morning. I want everyone to know that beyond all of this, there is a regular, normal girl who has bad skin, bad hair days, and cellulite and sometimes is not self-confident at all,’ to not give a false idea about how she looks. Sonam also clarified that it’s ok to wear make-up and spend time dressing up yourself, “I want to remind these girls that it’s OK to celebrate yourself but also to not put so much pressure on yourself.”

During her teenage, Sonam was very conscious about her looks, and mentioned that “Like every girl, I spent many nights through adolescence leaning into my bedroom mirror, wondering why my body looked nothing like it should. Why does my belly crease? Why do my arms jiggle? Why am I not fair? Why are there dark patches under my eyes? Why am I taller than boys my age? Do stretch marks ever go away? Will this cellulite stay forever?” suggesting how naive she was at that time.

Even before joining Bollywood, Sonam has qualms relating to her body and appearance saying that “Despite being on the cusp of actually being a movie star, I didn’t believe I looked the part. I constantly worried that, if asked to dance in a backless choli, rolls of back fat would give me away as an imposter to the industry. Nobody lines up to buy tickets to see cellulite. So I embarked on a series of unhealthy behaviours. I dieted serially; sometimes South Beach, other times Atkins. Once, in desperation, I tried a diet that had me eating pineapples all day.” She thanks all the people in her life who have helped her celebrate her body and embrace her flaws.

Sonam Kapoor is one of the normal girls who experiences various emotions relating to her body. She represents one of us who struggled to be a certain kind, to be accepted by all. Her stories, blogs and interviews give everyone an insight on how one should celebrate their looks and the body type and not set unrealistic goals in an attempt to look flawless

–  Subodhika Vohra

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