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Nimrat Kaur Shares Thoughts On Weight Gain & Trolling After 'Dasvi'

Nimrat Kaur had to put on weight for her role in Dasvi.

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Nimrat Kaur Shares Thoughts On Weight Gain & Trolling After 'Dasvi'
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Nimrat Kaur was asked to put on 15 kgs for her role in Dasvi. She took to Instagram to share her weight gain journey and how people around her reacted to her putting on weight. She captioned the post, “Weigh on it...Swipe left for my thousand words this picture won't speak.”

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Her post narrated her journey, she said, "Born with what's typically categorised a small to a medium body type, with Dasvi came the requirement for me to size 'up'. The idea being to be as unrecognisable and physically as dissimilar from 'being Nimrat' as possible. There was no target number in mind, but by the end of trying to achieve the desired visual impact, I was a touch above 15 kilos from my usual body weight. Initially, I was rather petrified of an unseen reality I was going to have to own and embrace. But as I steadily and lovingly along with the support and encouragement of my loved ones around me began right conversations with myself, I began relishing the process of becoming Bimla."

She added, "This is about what I began to notice along the way. Ever so often, watching me eat high calorie meals already being a few sizes bigger, some people around me felt they had the right to comment on what they thought I was doing wrong. It would be a snide remark, an uncalled for joke or simply an unsolicited piece of advice on what I should be eating instead of a dessert I was enjoying very much. This voyeuristic license and entitled permission is what came to the forefront,"

She also spoke about societal ideals when it comes to body weight, “On purpose, not always would I declare the 'why' behind what I was looking like or consuming. But always did I observe the ease with which people made my 'larger than usual' body and/or meal their business. I could've been unwell, under medication, hormonally battling something, or quite simply very happy to eat and be me whatever size that was."

Later talking about her weight loss journey she also wrote, "Having completed the circle of this journey and back to physically being me, today in the truest sense I've learnt how not to let an outside perspective decide my relationship with me. I share this to add to the larger dialogue of how we could all do with more mindfulness, sensitivity and empathy. Especially towards those who don't fit in the myopic, pigeonhole prototype of what the 'norm' expect them to be - whether it's being too dark, too thin, too short, too fat or too any of these berating measuring scales from the lens of the conditioning they come from. Recognise that everything they say and observe is a reflection of a mindset. Not who they're beholding."

"Be kind. Be sensitive. Be graceful. Don't make someone's day worse if you can't make it better. Be responsible. Make only your mind and body your business. No one else's" concluded Nimrat Kaur.

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Many celebrities including Parineeti Chopra lauded her efforts. In the film, she essayed the role of Abhishek Bachchan’s wife, Bimla. She received praise for her portrayal in Dasvi.

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Topics:  Dasvi   Nimrat Kaur   Abhishek Bachchan  

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