Nisha Rawal and her husband Karan Mehra already have a son together.
Nisha Rawal and her husband Karan Mehra already have a son together.

Nisha Rawal clarifies she is not pregnant, slams body shamers: ‘I have always had a tummy’

Nisha Rawal hit out at body shamers in a new Instagram post and said that she has always had a tummy but she is not pregnant.
Indo Asian News Service | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 08:50 PM IST

Actor Nisha Rawal has slammed people who belly-shamed her by asking if she is pregnant. Nisha, who is married to Karan Mehra of Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, took to Instagram and wrote: “This picture was clicked yesterday & ‘No! I ain’t pregnant’ & ‘Yes! I have a belly’. Belly shame is one of the many kinds of shaming we have in our stigmatised society! I have always had a tummy. It would become smaller or bigger depending on my fitness regime but would never go away! I was always ashamed of it and that made me do things that would either injure me by beating myself up in the gym doing crunches until my muscles went into a cramp or would do the opposite with my hog-sprees!”

She added: “After we got married, all eyes were even more on my tummy! And now they had the audacity of transforming into questions, at the red carpet, in the lift, in interviews, coffee shops: ‘Are u pregnant?’ While I was like, ‘Am I supposed to be or am I even supposed to answer that question or should I work more on my belly, and towards the end of it, that shame would make me indulge more, making it a vicious cycle!”

 

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♥️ BELLY-SHAME! This picture was clicked yesterday & ‘No! I ain’t pregnant’ & ‘Yes! I have a belly’ This must be my 3rd elaborate post on shaming! Shame, 1stly is the strongest of human emotions! The victim withdraws into his shell. It never did anyone, any good! Belly shame is one of the many kinds of shaming we have in our stigmatised society! I have always had a tummy. It would become smaller or bigger depending on my fitness regime but would never go away! I was always ashamed of it & that made me do things that would either injure me by beating myself up in the gym doing crunches until my muscles went into a cramp or would do the opposite with my hog-sprees! After we got married, all eyes were even more on my tummy! And now they had the audacity of transforming into questions, at the red carpet, in the lift, in interviews, coffee shops: ‘Are u pregnant?’ While I was like, ‘Am I supposed to be or am I even supposed to answer that question or should I work more on my belly, and towards the end of it, that shame would make me indulge more, making it a vicious cycle! See that’s what shaming does, it just makes the victim do more of what he is shamed about. We all have shamed someone, knowingly or unknowingly because our culture conditions us to believe it’s normal to ask anyone, ‘Hey why all the weight?’ ‘Don’t u eat anything?’ ‘You must be dieting too much’, and on goes the list! And after we have babies, except for a rare, few women, our bellies are never the same! They sag and have stretch marks! We won’t wear a bikini, won’t have sex with lights on and would suddenly become so conscious of the bodies we have lived in all our lives! It’s not easy to accept this new found body post birth. But let’s atleast hold each other’s hands and try! Let’s uplift each other! A few stretch marks and a changed belly does not change our soul! Let’s learn to love ourselves . . ♥️ We have all been victims and culprits of shame! Let go of this stigma! Let in the love! . . ♥️ I am listening, if you wish to share anything! Sharing is therapy to our heart!💓 . . Also tag a friend who you feel might need to read this post! . . Reposted from @themotherhoodchronicles_tmc

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Nisha believes in being fit over fat. “See that’s what shaming does, it just makes the victim do more of what he is shamed about.We all have shamed someone, knowingly or unknowingly because our culture conditions us to believe it’s normal to ask anyone, ‘Hey why all the weight?’ ‘Don’t u eat anything?’ ‘You must be dieting too much’, and on goes the list!

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“And after we have babies, except for a rare, few women, our bellies are never the same! They sag and have stretch marks! We won’t wear a bikini, won’t have sex with lights on and would suddenly become so conscious of the bodies we have lived in all our lives!It’s not easy to accept this new found body post birth.But let’s atleast hold each other’s hands and try! Let’s uplift each other,” she urged.

Karan and Nisha have a boy named Kavish who was born in 2017.

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