Sanah Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor’s sister, opens up on body-shaming

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Sanah Kapoor, sister of Bollywood superstar Shahid Kapoor, has said that no one had ‘the right to shame and humiliate the other person based on appearance.’ Speaking to IANS, Sanah, who made her debut with film Shaandaar, said that one of the reasons she had chosen to act in that film was to ‘express’ her opinion on body shaming.

Sanah Kapoor

She told IANS, “One of the reasons why I took up the film ‘Shaandaar’ was to express my opinion on body shaming. We all have different body types and no one has the right to shame or humiliate the other person based on appearance. It affects our confidence. “I know that in Bollywood, only one kind of body type and beauty is celebrated as ‘mainstream’, but as an actor I am ready to change my weight, losing or gaining, depending on what the role demands.”

Sanah’s next film is going to be a multi-starrer family drama, “Khajoor Pe Atke”. She said that as a performer, she treated her body like an instrument that she was ready to “tune as per the requirement”. Having gained oodles of weight to play an overweight bride in her debut film “Shaandaar”, which featured her real-life step brother Shahid Kapoor, and Alia Bhatt, Sanah is quite well-versed with the reality of how a plus-size woman is treated in the society.

“As a performer, I see my body like an instrument which needs to be tuned as per the requirement. But in real life, I know I have a broad structure and I am extremely comfortable with that.” Sanah was quoted by IANS.

Sanah’s parents, Pankaj Kapoor and Supriya Pathak, are both acclaimed actors.

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