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Vidya Balan calls out journalist for fat-shaming her

Vidya Balan calls out journalist for fat-shaming her

The actress was visibly stunned by the question posed to her
15 Nov, 2017

Vidya Balan has always been sassy and unapologetically herself.

And she ain't changing that about her for anybody!

The actress, who is gearing up for her upcoming movie, Tumhari Sulu was fat-shamed by a journalist while talking to the media at the Outlook Business Women of Worth Awards 2017... where she was honored for her impeccable contribution in the films, the irony.

In a video posted online, the reporter asks her, “Have you thought of losing weight for glamorous roles or want to continue doing women-centric films?”

The Dirty Picture leading lady who was visibly shocked by the question, managed to keep her composure (more gracefully than we would have been!) and replied: "There’s no connection between women-centric roles and weight loss. I am happy with the work I am currently doing. However, it'd be better if people like you would change their mindsets."

mic drop

Tumhari Sulu which promises to be a "charming slice-of-life family feature" hits cinemas on 17 November.

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Shamsher Elahi Nov 15, 2017 05:08pm
lol good answer
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Hadi Nov 15, 2017 05:30pm
Very Good Reply. But There is no comparison between Waheeda Rehman & Vidya Balan , She should work very hard and some good quality movies to in the list of successful stylish actress first.
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waleed fakhar Nov 15, 2017 06:28pm
She is a fact aunty type actress. I second with reporter.
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Akhtar Nov 15, 2017 06:59pm
handled it way gracefully
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Rationalbabu Nov 15, 2017 07:09pm
Good reply from a very accomplished actress.
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Harmony-1© Nov 15, 2017 07:11pm
She is not 'fat'. A bit of beef looks good on her.
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Reality Bites Nov 15, 2017 07:26pm
What an ignorant question from the media. Her response was commendable.
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Ahsan gul Nov 15, 2017 08:22pm
Its is all skin whitening creams and makeup. What is wrong telling someone truth about them?
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ahamed Nov 15, 2017 08:42pm
Well done Vidya. The person who posed the question is ignorant and does not have much grey matter in the upper chamber. Continue with your best acting that makes us Indians proud.
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Hassan & Hussain Nov 15, 2017 08:53pm
@waleed fakhar are you crazy.change your chnage your mindset
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Onlooker Nov 15, 2017 08:54pm
Vidya Balan an excellent actress, just like we have Hina Dilpazeer. The figure is something personal, performance count and that's always superb.
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Arsha Nov 15, 2017 09:53pm
@waleed fakhar she is a very good and powerful actor. And Indians love her for that. Her performances in parineeta, ishqiya, kahaani etc are so realistic and beautiful. She is considered as one of the top league actors despite having done very offbeat roles.
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Xyz Nov 15, 2017 10:37pm
@Hadi Vidya can and has played a much wider range of roles than Waheeda. Her face is also much more expressive plus she is one smart lady.
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kerala Nov 15, 2017 10:57pm
No one will dare to ask the same question to Salman.Also no-one will question Amitabh to put on six pack to keep up with the industry. The fact is that established actors like Vidya or Amitabh or Salman neednot change themselves for the bollywood. Scripts are written for them. And insecure ladies will always play around with plastic surgeries &zero sizes -like Anushka, katrina,sonam ,kareena etc. No one will remember these zero size ladies for their acting but will be glorified for their item numbers ,nepotism and for being part of 200 crore films of khans.
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a Nov 15, 2017 11:00pm
The question was impolite all right but certainly not as scandalous as the article makes it out to be . Get a life guys !!
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zane Nov 15, 2017 11:11pm
well said Balan.
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ha Nov 15, 2017 11:44pm
In the video she dint respond firmly.
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Samad Nov 16, 2017 12:26am
@waleed fakhar like she said, change your mindset
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Tarique Mahmood Nov 16, 2017 02:00am
Intelligent reply
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Syed Anjum Ali Nov 16, 2017 05:03am
Welcome to South Asia. The ultimate region in The world for shaming and blaming and humiliating women in every imaginable way.
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Alba Nov 16, 2017 05:09am
A word to the wise.
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Asif A. Shah Nov 16, 2017 06:47am
Vidya Balan is smart. If she were a politician, she could handle all sorts of press conferences with panache.
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Dilp Nov 16, 2017 06:59am
@Harmony-1© and may be pork will look good on you.
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Moxi Nov 16, 2017 09:31am
She needs to definitely to reduce her weight it’s not healthy to be overweight
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mady Nov 16, 2017 12:09pm
What is being fat to do with acting? Reporter in question seems belong to fashion-street.
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mady Nov 16, 2017 12:18pm
Some reporters deliberately ask such questions to raise eyeballs.
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Shaker mehmood Nov 17, 2017 08:10am
Nonsense reporter
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M Anwar jan Nov 17, 2017 11:19am
I like this
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Harmony-1© Nov 17, 2017 11:37am
@Dilp - What I used was a common terminology. Learn!
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Nasser Nov 17, 2017 02:41pm
They are no journalists; such people are mere gossip writers, who get paid peanuts for their masala stories. They cannot do better being of low intellect and their inability to analyse; they just go with the flow. Vidya Balan is a superb actress ( a rare commodity in Bollywood films) acting in real roles in films depicting real life scenarios. She is extremely attractive too, for the majority, not that it matters. For a heroin, whose only role is to look pretty, looks shall come into play as it is the only relevant criteria.
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vinnie narayan Nov 20, 2017 07:26pm
@kerala Did you just club salman with legends like Amitabh and Vidya Balan ? you have just made a mockery of the entire argument. Please remember that post 90ies film starts who are dubbed superstar are just circus tigers. Their films wont run if they are not marketed or thrust down the throat of audiences. Monopolising screen times, hiking ticket prices at release, and ensuring they have no other film release when their movies are out, has what has made the likes of salman, shah rukh or hritik super stars. Lets keep this chat only about Vidya Balan, who is a worth successor to legends like Wahida Rehman, Rekha etc.
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Ashok Kumar Sharma Nov 21, 2017 01:33pm
That guy was a fool. What sort of question was that? Kudos to Vidya for handling dimwits right.
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