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Parineeti Chopra shows off her stretch marks with pride in new pic and her fans are loving her for it

Parineeti Chopra shared a picture, revealing her stretch marks and earning praise for it from her fans.

bollywood Updated: Jan 27, 2018 21:05 IST
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Parineeti Chopra lost a lot of weight in 2015.
Parineeti Chopra lost a lot of weight in 2015.(Instagram)

Sometimes, it’s really hard to relate to celebrities. They live a glamourous life, wake up with a fully contoured face, workout without registering sweat patches on their shirts and even seem to lose kilos on a whim and without any side effects.

So, it’s only a very welcome sight when one of them goes out of their comfort zone to reveal a life closer to ours, like Parineeti Chopra just did. The actor posted a picture on Friday, baring a small part of her waist and revealing two little stretch marks from losing quite a bit of weight in 2015.

While the picture was supposed to focus on her sunglasses, her fans could not help but talk about her stretch marks and praising her for supporting body positivity by not trying to hide them. “The way u showing ur stretch marks.. It’s real u.. Commonly we most of gals have.. N it make us conscious.. But after seeing this pic.. We won’t be..,” a fan of the actor posted in a comment. “Thank you for keeping it real intentional or unintentional but it does means a lot to us when today it’s all about bashing people unnecessarily even for the tiny details and non stop body shaming,” posted another.

Many of her male friends too admired her for the photo. “Stretch marks! Wow! A real woman, I like it,” one wrote on the photo.

Parineeti said Bollywood pressure was the reason she decided to lose weight, something she had wanted to do for a long time. “All my life, I have struggled with how I look, how I feel, and how people looked at me. I was constantly made fun of, but the person I was, I generously laughed with them. Today, many people ask me what triggered the weight loss, did I give in to the “bollywood pressure”? To that I say - thank god I became an actor and had that pressure! I am able to achieve what I couldn’t achieve otherwise. I feel more confident, I feel at peace, and I feel proud!,” she wrote in an Instagram post in 2016.

BEFORE .. All my life, I have struggled with how I look, how I feel, and how people looked at me. I was constantly made fun of, but the person I was, I generously laughed with them. Today, many people ask me what triggered the weight loss, did I give in to the "bollywood pressure"? To that I say - thank god I became an actor and had that pressure! I am able to achieve what I couldn't achieve otherwise. I feel more confident, I feel at peace, and I feel proud! Girls and women meet me all around the world, at airports, events, on the street; they hold my hand, hug me, and tell me their struggles and how I changed their lives. They show me their wallpapers, their wallets, and its all pictures of me!! They look at those pictures and want to make that change in their own lives. They look at my Built That Way campaign and have stuck it to their walls. I have seen women tear up and tell me I changed their life. Post delivery weight, teenage obesity, they are fighting it, and I am their inspiration. As an actor, There is no bigger achievement for me. I am glad to be a part of your life in this way. So thank you everyone. Thank You for making me feel loved. Like I always say - if I could do it. So can you. And I am always there for all of you .... Lots of love....

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Parineeti was last seen with Ayushmann Khurrana in Meri Pyari Bindu and with Ajay Devgn in Golmaal Again. She will be seen next in Kesari with Akshay Kumar and with Arjun Kapoor in Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar.

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