Sameera Reddy was a popular actress in the early 2000s and has acted in two Telugu films, Jai Chiranjeeva with Chiranjeevi and Ashok, with Jr. NTR. The actress recently took to Instagram and opened up about body shaming.
Sameera Reddy was compelled to make the video after she received a message from a new mother who felt ‘fat and ugly’. The actress said in the video, “I went to the industry where I was compared to everybody. I tried to lighten my skin, I used to do crazy things like use coloured lenses because I wanted that fair, light eyed look. I used pads on every part of my body which I felt was not keeping up with the norms. I did everything that made me feel more crap about myself. That’s why today work harder to fight against any kind of shaming (sic.)”
She also wrote a long positive caption below the post. “No tricks no make up just me ! #imperfectlyperfect….I had a message form a mom who says she feels ‘fat’ ‘ugly’ and ‘not beautiful’ with her post baby fat . She said she looked at me and felt dejected. OMG!!! So here are my morning swelly eyes. No tricks no make up just me owning it! And I’m hoping that this enforces a positive spin on our own expectations of ourselves. I feel coming back to the public view in a way that I feel no pressure for my own mental health has helped me stay focused on being a good mother and a person who is self accepting that makes it a healthier space for all around me. Don’t dwell on what you are not and what you don’t have ! Let’s focus on the good.. we are all (sic.)”
Sameera Reddy is a mother of two children, son Hans Varde and daughter Nyra. She stood as an inspiration to many mothers with her latest video about confidence and self love.