Sameera Reddy, who quit acting after her wedding, is very active on social media with her positive posts. Her candid photoshoot during her pregnancy was very popular.
She has now posted a video on her Instagram sans makeup, as a way of responding to a mom who said she feels “ugly” after seeing one of Sameera’s earlier posts.
The Vaaranam Aayiram actress talks about body shaming and how she fought against it.
“I had a message from a mom who says she feels ‘fat’ ‘ugly’ and ‘not beautiful’ with her post-baby fat,” wrote Sameera. “She said she looked at me and felt dejected. OMG!!! So here are my morning swelly eyes. No tricks, no makeup, just me owning it! And I’m hoping that this enforces a positive spin on our own expectations of ourselves(sic).”
The actress went on to add, “I feel coming back to the public view in a way that I feel no pressure for my own mental health has helped me stay focused on being a good mother and a person who is self accepting that makes it a healthier space for all around me. Don’t dwell on what you are not and what you don’t have! Let’s focus on the good. We are all #imperfectlyperfect #loveyourself #justthewayyouare #keepingitreal(sic).”