Vidya Balan has a strict 'no photoshop' policy on shoots, says Dabboo Ratnani: 'She doesn't want to be slimmed down'

  • Vidya Balan has asked photographers and magazines using her pictures to refrain from re-touching them.
Vidya Balan doesn't want to be slimmed down in her photos.
Vidya Balan doesn't want to be slimmed down in her photos.
Published on Aug 12, 2021 10:44 AM IST
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Actor Vidya Balan has taken a stand against unrealistic beauty standards by issuing rules on how her pictures should be used. The actor has reportedly asked photographers and magazines to refrain from re-touching her pictures as she doesn't want to appear slimmer than she really is.

The actor's rules were revealed by photographer Dabboo Ratnani in a new interview. He revealed that Vidya Balan is comfortable in her own skin.

“I try to achieve the best lighting on the set itself, thus relying as little as possible on the post-treatment of pictures. [Doing so is] all the more important with Vidya because she doesn’t like her images to be re-touched. She is comfortable in her own skin, and doesn’t want to be made slimmer for pictures. During magazine shoots, she tells the editorial team that the photos should only be colour-corrected and shared, without any re-touching," Dabboo told Mid-Day.

“Say, if the flooring or the leaves in the background need colour correction, we do that. We don’t re-touch her image," he added.

Vidya has often spoken about being body-shamed. Earlier this year, during the promotions of her film Sherni, Vidya recalled her body weight had become a 'national issue.'

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"I have had hormonal issues all my life. For the longest time, I hated my body. I thought it had betrayed me. On the days I was under the pressure of looking my best, I would bloat up and I would be so angry and frustrated," she told a leading daily.

However, with time, Vidya said she began accepting herself. "I began to love and accept myself a little more each day and therefore, I became more acceptable to people. They began to shower me with love and accolades and appreciation and all of that," she added.

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