It took me long time to believe I was beautiful: Kajol opens up on facing body-shaming issues in the initial years


One of the top leading ladies from the 90s, Kajol dominated showbiz for a long period of time. And three decades later, she is still a relevant figure in the film industry. Recently, in an interview with a Human Interest page, the actress opened up on facing body-shaming issues in the initial years.

Kajol recalled being called an actor with an ‘unconventional beauty’ at the beginning of her career. “She is dark, she is fat and she wears specs all the time. These were some of the judgments that were passed when I first started working in the industry,” said the actress. However, she never let these brutal comments get to her. “I couldn’t care less. I knew I was smart, cool and better than everyone out there who had any negatives to say for me. So, I kept continuing to be myself and never let it show. Sooner or later, when they couldn’t pull me down, the world simply embraced me for who I was – KAJOL!” she continued.


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Although, she admitted that it took her a long time to believe she is indeed beautiful. “It took me a very long time. I was 32-33 when I actually began looking in the mirror and I said 'Damn, she looks good! So yeah, it took me a very long time to reach there but I never let it show."

(Source- Humans Of Bombay)