Sameera Reddy has appeared in films such as Race and No Entry.
Sameera Reddy has appeared in films such as Race and No Entry.

Sameera Reddy says Bollywood shunned her: ‘Everyone vanished, no one was there’

Actor Sameera Reddy has said that she was shunned by Bollywood after she stepped away from the limelight. “Everyone vanished, nobody was there,” she said.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2019 06:50 PM IST

Actor Sameera Reddy is attracting renewed interest in her life and career, after announcing that she is expecting her second child. Sameera in a recent interview said that the industry shunned her after she stepped away from the limelight, but she doesn’t blame anyone for it, because ‘our industry is such’.

In an interview to Hindi Rush, she said that when she made the decision to step away, “everyone vanished, nobody was there. But it’s fine as our industry is such and I think even I moved away from them. I was scared of myself but nobody asked me why I left the film industry and what has happened to me.”

Sameera has appeared in hit films such as Race and No Entry. Her last release was 2013’s Varadhanayaka, her Kannada debut. She married Akshai Varde in 2014, and gave birth to her son, Hans, in 2015.


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I touched 102 Kgs in May 2015, the month Hans was born and I’m not scared to admit it . It took me to the deepest darkest places in my head. My confidence shattered . And I couldn’t lose the weight for a year after because I was too scared to even step out . I disappeared because I didn’t have the strength to be judged by the world after all the years of being glam and fit on screen . But the beautiful part is that you can only hit your lowest low to know you can absolutely climb out of that hole . It’s a fight . A hard one . Took me 2 years more to lose the weight and to step out and face the world again but I wish I had the courage then. I did it naturally with no fad diets , no easy way out. Only with dedicated workout, yoga, pilates and strength training . It’s important for me to post this now because I need women to know the struggle is real . The mood swings , hormonal changes and losing your body shape can mess with your mind. It’s a superficial world and people can be hurtful if you don’t keep up . But the key is to be fearless. Only you can get out of that rut. It’s yours to change. Be brave . You can move mountains if you just will it . ❤️. . Special thanks to the best workout crew who also gave me the physical & emotional strength to get fit again @yogabypramila @adishroff @ivan_ultimatefitness @nyelakapadia & Kaizen Motafram my Pilates guru! love you guys ❤️. . #bollywood #mom #keepingitreal #weightlosstransformation #fattofit #pilates #postpregnancy #yoga #bodytransformation #fitness #fitnessmotivation #weightlossjourney #pregnancy #fitness

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Sameera recently took to Instagram to share a before-and-after picture of herself during her first pregnancy. She wrote that her weight had increased to 102 kilograms. “I got pregnant in just a couple of months after my marriage. The game plan was to have the pregnancy and bounce back and getting in the limelight again. But I have never experienced anything like that... It was just the opposite,” she wrote in an Instagram post.

She wrote that she was mocked after gaining weight. “I would leave the house and they said, ‘Is this Sameera Reddy? What happened to her?’ That pushed me into a further hole.” She continued, “Everyone knew I was feeling depressed, but I was a good mother.”

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