Bollywood diva Sushmita Sen, who faced criticism for her weight gain last year, is back in perfect shape but the actress says that snide remarks about her looks did bother her.
The actress shows off a stunning figure in the Bebo song from her upcoming movie Do Knot Disturb, but Sushmita, who is playing a housewife opposite Govinda, was required to look slightly plump in the first half of the movie. Sushmita’s fuller looks had invited a flood of negative articles during the shooting last year but the actress insists that she did not let herself feel “hurt” by what was being written about her.
“It (stories) did not hurt me as getting hurt is a very personal emotion and I don’t take anything that is written about me personally. But it did bother me because it made me think about the shallowness of the society and the media,” Sushmita said.
“It is not even about me. They were sending out a signal to the young people that you need to stay skinny to be defined as beautiful. I don’t agree with that notion and I don’t endorse it. I am size 4 but that does not mean that I am more beautiful than I was before,” added Sushmita.
The 33-year-old former Miss Universe says that the negative stories about Bollywood stars less-than-perfect figure create a wrong impression on the youngsters, who believe that it is a requirement to be thin to look beautiful.