Akshaya Naik, who plays Ananya in popular TV show Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, is fed up of trolls and body-shamers. In a message posted on her Instagram account, Akshaya has called out people who force women to look “perfect”.
Naik writes, “We, as women, need to get out of this entire nutshell of being perfect. Unfortunately, perfection has always been portrayed as fair, slim, wearing fully covering clothes, well mannered and obedient. Well, we need to overcome this.”
“You have given me more courage to accept myself and love my body. Be the queens of your life and let no one conquer you,” she adds.
We, as women, need to get out of this entire nutshell of being PERFECT ! Unfortunately, PERFECT has always been portrayed to be fair, slim, wearing fully covered clothes, well mannered and obedient. Well, we need to overcome this. As long as you love yourself, you are PERFECT and noone has the right to destroy your self confidence to be WHO YOU ARE. Thin, fat, fair, dark, tall, short - you are BEAUTIFUL 💝👸 I dedicate this picture to all those who have made fun of my chubbiness since childhood and specially in my college days. Who said, "You'll burst if you eat a grain more, because you're bloating like a BALLOON." GO AHEAD, and say more. You have given me more courage to accept myself and love my body. Be the QUEEN 👸 of your life and let noone conquer you. PS : Flaunt your curves with all the grace 😍 #AllHailPlusSize #WeAreBeautiful #Actress #Model
She is not the first one to give it back to body-shamers. Sonakshi Sinha and Parineeti Chopra have also been vocal about such issues in the past.