Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan’s weight gain has brought to fore India’s double standard towards fat-shaming. The actor, who has not been seen on the screen for some time now, suddenly started trending on Twitter a few days back.
As the latest picture of the actor did the rounds, trolls had a field day making fun of him for putting on weight. There were some who asked, “So what?” as well. Adnan Sami, a man who has been at the receiving end of such tweets in the past, has also lent his voice to the debate.
There were many who agreed with Sami.
Monday: Body shaming isn’t cool.— Shit Indians Tweet (@AllIndianTweets) May 20, 2016
Friday: HEHE Fardeen Khan mota ho gaya. Chee mote.
So I expect anyone who stands up for body shaming when it comes to actresses to stand up for Fardeen Khan as well.— Natasha Puri (@Natashapuri) May 21, 2016
Forget Fardeen Khan, even you guys were cute 20 years ago.— PollyP (@PolyesterPalla) May 20, 2016
In the past, leading ladies of Bollywood including Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Sonakshi Sinha, Vidya Balan and Parineeti Chopra have been fat-shamed.