Malayalam actor Saranya Mohan latest to fall prey to body-shaming

Actor Saranya Mohan, who gave birth to a boy in August 2016, was trolled for putting on weight post pregnancy.

regional movies Updated: Jun 08, 2017 14:32 IST
Sandeep Acharya
Sandeep Acharya
Hindustan Times, Chennai
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Saranya Mohan has featured in films like Yaaradi Nee Mohini and Vennila Kabadi Kuzhu.

Actor Saranya Mohan, who gave birth to a baby boy last August, wouldn’t have imagined in her wildest dreams that people would care so much if she had put on weight. Like most women including celebrities like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, who gained weight post delivery, it isn’t surprising that Saranya gained a few kilos. But little did she expect that she will be fat shamed for posting pictures of her current self online and later defend it by saying it’s quite natural for any woman.

Saranya went on to say that she had a C-section to deliver her baby and that it usually takes longer to heal and get back in shape. The actor, who has predominantly worked in Malayalam films apart from a few in Tamil, has taken a break from films post marriage.

Last month, when Saranya posted a post-delivery picture, she was body shamed widely. She had to personally write to trollers on her Facebook page and it read: “So many hate comments about a woman becoming a mother, majority from the so-called literate Malayali community. I am very proud of being a mother and happy that I have an understanding man as husband.”

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First Published: Jun 08, 2017 14:05 IST