Bollywood celebrities are perfect – that’s what we all think, this is also the reason a lot of people try to be like them. But here let me break your bubble, they aren’t perfect too! They have flaws too and some stars have publicly spoken about their flaws and scars and have accepted their body type. They even flaunt them with confidence.
These celebrities are our real idols. They tell us that we should accept our body the way it is and just love it anyway. These note-worthy Indian celebrities told us that acne, stretch marks, scars, and pimples are just part and parcel of life and that one must just embrace it.
So here we present to you the list of those stars who made us fall in love with their flaws too.
1. Yami Gautam
Yami Gautam decided to let go of the insecurities and fears that she had with her skin. She recently revealed that she has been dealing with keratosis pilaris, a type of incurable skin condition, for “many years”. She confidently posted unedited pictures from her latest photoshoot and poured her heart out. Sharing these beautiful pictures, she wrote, “I recently shot for some images and just when they were about to go in for post-production (a common procedure) to conceal my skin-condition called Keratosis- Pilaris, I thought, ‘Hey Yami, why don’t you embrace this fact and accept it enough to be OKAY with it. Just let it be… (Yes, I do talk out loud to myself).
For those who haven’t heard about this, it’s a skin condition wherein you get tiny bumps on the skin. I promise they aren’t as bad as your mind and your neighbor aunty makes it out to be) I developed this skin condition during my teenage years, and there is still no cure for it.
I’ve dealt with it for many years now and today finally, I decided to let go of all my fears and insecurities and found the courage to love and accept my ‘flaws’ wholeheartedly. I also found the courage to share my truth with you. Phew!
I didn’t feel like airbrushing my folliculitis or smoothing that ‘under-eye or ‘shaping up’ that waist a tiny bit more! And yet, I feel beautiful.”
2. Divyanka Tripathi
Divyanka Tripathi recently told the importance of accepting reality. She shared the edited and unedited pictures of her bruised legs and wrote, “Edited or original? I prefer the latter. Why hide? Embrace reality. What’s your take on it?”
Kajol can definitely give everyone a run for their money with her stellar looks and bubbly nature. But her infamous unibrow was considered a flaw by a lot of people and she faced criticism for the same too. But Kajol flaunted them with grace and turned it into one of her best features! Well, that’s what acceptance is all about.
4. Soha Ali Khan
Coming from a family of extremely talented and beautiful people, Soha Ali Khan is one of the most graceful actors. But, she has a little imperfection too and she has accepted it and hasn’t taken any extreme measure to correct it. Her nose is a little hooked, but she has no issues with it.
5. Vidya Balan
Vidya Balan is unapologetic about her flaws. Infact she doesn’t even consider her imperfections as flaws. She has openly spoken about the hormonal issues she had faced and she loves her body the way it is. She never fails to inspire girls to love their own body too.
6. Malaika Arora
Malaika Arora is the hottest mom of B-Town. She is one strong personality who accepts her body imperfections. She never photoshops her stretch marks and believes that it is something natural. She was called out multiple times for showing her stretch marks but the diva had just one thing to say, “I’ve never bothered about stretch marks, and I’m not going to start now.”
7. Padma Lakshmi
Indian-origin American actress Padma Lakshmi has a huge scar on her right arm, but she flaunts it like a queen. She never tries to hide it and owns it like a queen.