Kajol recalls being body shamed, was told ‘she is fat and dark’

Posted 2023/04/13 4 0

By India Today Entertainment Desk: Kajol recently got candid about her professional life in an interview. The Bollywood actress, who was last seen in Salaam Venky, has opened up about how she was body shamed in the past. During the initial days of her career, Kajol was at the receiving end of people’s judgements. She was not only fat-shamed but the actress was also trolled for her skin colour.


In an interview with Humans of Bombay, Kajol revealed the kind of judgements that were made about her. “She is dark, she is fat and she wears specs all the time. These were some of the judgments that were passed when I first started working in the industry. I couldn’t care less. I knew I was smart, cool and better than everyone out there who had any negatives to say about me. So, I kept continuing to be myself and never let it show. Sooner or later, when they couldn’t pull me down, the world simply embraced me for who I was – Kajol.”

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A few years ago, it was also reported that the Bollywood actress underwent skin whitening surgery. However, speaking with Pinkvilla, Kajol denied the same.

“I have not undergone any skin whitening surgery. I have just stayed out of the sun! For 10 years of my life, I was working all the time under the sun, which is why I got tanned! And now I am not working in the sun anymore. So I’ve got untanned! It’s not a skin whitening surgery, it’s a stay-at-home surgery,” she had mentioned.

On the work front, Kajol was last seen in Revathy’s Salaam Venky with Vishal Jethwa.