Parineeti Chopra: Body shaming is disrespectful
Bollywood star Parineeti Chopra, who stunned fans and industry insiders with her new fit-avatar, says it is disrespectful when people shame women for their body type.
Parineeti Chopra. Pic/Santa Banta
The 27-year-old actress feels no one has the right to comment on how people look or how fit they are.
"This (body shaming) will soon become a past. Everything comes in phases. If you yourself are not comfortable about your body, do something about it. If you are comfortable, let it be. Other people have no right to comment anyway," Parineeti said in an interview.
The "Kill Dill" actress, however, said as she is a part of the film industry, viewers have a certain right to comment about how she looks or act in a respectful manner.
"In our industry, because we put ourself to that kind of feedback where people have the right to tell us what they like they don't like. The way I look, dress or act. You are ticket buyers you have the right to say it. "With respect if you tell somebody what you think, it is fine. But body shaming is disrespectful and illiterate of somebody."
Parineeti says she took time to lose weight, which was achieved without sticking to a "particular" diet. "I cannot keep myself to a particular diet. I eat what I want, when I want and try to keep it as healthy as I can. I used to think weight loss happens quickly, but it has taken a lot if time. There is no secret to it."
She also gives credit to her daily routine of exercising for achieving her new look.
"I do martial arts mostly. But if I am bored, or my body is aching, I swim or go the gym. I can sometimes be doing cardio on the treadmill, kick boxing, stretching, dance, whatever I feel like. I just make sure I have something to do everyday but no particular set routine," she said.