Bhumi Pednekar played a confident plus-sized woman in Dum Laga Ke Haisha (2015), thus shining a light on society’s unrealistic standards of beauty in her very first film.

As she is roped in to be the brand ambassador for beauty and wellness platform Boddess, the actor says the idea is to instill the values of self-love and body positivity among the masses.

The actor is proud that the definition of beauty has undergone a much-needed overhaul globally. Closer home too, the ripple effects can be felt — the country, once obsessed with fair skin, is slowly leaving its archaic thoughts behind.

From refusing to adhere to unrealistic beauty ideas, to choosing diverse roles in movies, Pednekar says she is determined to be her own person.

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Nisha Dubey


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