While many criticise Bollywood for putting pressure on young girls and women to look a certain way, actor Parineeti Chopra says she's grateful for it.
“Today, many people ask me what triggered the weight loss, did I give in to the “bollywood pressure”? To that I say – thank God I became an actor and had that pressure! I am able to achieve what I couldn’t achieve otherwise. I feel more confident, I feel at peace, and I feel proud,” she wrote in a lengthy Instagram post.
The actress made waves last year when she released a shoot that showed off her brand new svelte figure. She feels she's an inspiration for others wishing to lose weight.
“Girls and women meet me all around the world, at airports, events, on the street; they hold my hand, hug me, and tell me their struggles and how I changed their lives. They show me their wallpapers, their wallets, and it’s all pictures of me!
“They look at those pictures and want to make that change in their own lives. I have seen women tear up and tell me I changed their life. Post delivery weight, teenage obesity, they are fighting it, and I am their inspiration. As an actor, There is no bigger achievement for me,” Parineeti wrote.