Nimrat Kaur On Dasvi Weight Gain: “People Made My Body Their Business”

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Nimrat Kaur On Dasvi Weight Gain: 'People Made My 'Larger-Than-Usual' Body Their Business'

Nimrat Kaur’s transformation (Courtesy: nimratofficial)

New Delhi:

For her role in Dasvi, Nimrat Kaur had to gain 15 kgs. She plays the role of Bimla Devi, Abhishek Bachchan’s wife in the film. Nimrat Kaur was trolled for the weight gain and now, in her latest social media post, she has reacted to the trolls. She has also shared a collage to show her weight loss. She has captioned the post as “Weigh on it…Swipe left for my thousand words this picture won’t speak.” Along with the photo, Nimrat Kaur has also shared a lengthy note, reacting to the trolling she faced after weight gain.

Nimrat Kaur started her note by writing, “In the age of heightened expectations regarding what we ‘should’ look like, at all times – gender, age and profession no bar, I’m sharing a small chapter from my life that brought with its learnings that shall last a lifetime. Bear with me, as unfortunately, there isn’t a ‘bite sized’ version of this 10-month long journey.”

Talking about gaining weight for Dasvi, Nimrat wrote, “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.”

“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,” added Nimrat, while talking about loving the journey of indulgence. 

Nimrat Kaur talked about the trolls and added, “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.”

Nimrat Kaur is back to her old body and while talking about the weight loss, she 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.

Celebs commented on Nimrat Kaur’s post to praise her. Parineeti Chopra wrote, “Love you my girlll”. Vaani Kapoor and Diana Penty left clapping emojis in the comment section. “I feel it! Generally, all the negativity and unwanted nastiness comes from people who are doing nothing in life and still somehow own a cell phone and money to recharge it. People struggling to make a living or make a better living are generally appreciative of hard-work the kind you have done!” wrote Abhinav Shukla. 

Check out Nimrat Kaur’s latest post:

Nimrat Kaur was last seen in Dasvi, where she played the role of Bimla Devi and she has been receiving praise for her acting. She is yet to announce her next project.

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