Ileana D’Cruz recently took to Instagram and shared an inspirational post about accepting her body. Sharing a monochrome picture of herself where she is seen flaunting her body, in a boat, she wrote about her own experience of struggling with trying to be perfect.
The actress wrote a long post about how each of us feel that we are not beautiful enough because we don’t conform to the standard definition of beauty. She wrote, “I’ve always worried about how I looked. I’ve worried my hips are too wide, my thighs too wobbly, my waist not narrow enough, my tummy not flat enough, my boobs not big enough, my butt too big, my arms too jiggly, nose not straight enough, lips not full enough….. I’ve worried that I’m not tall enough, not pretty enough, not funny enough, not smart enough, not “perfect” enough. Not realising I was never meant to be perfect. I was meant to be beautifully flawed. Different. Quirky. Unique. Every scar, every bump, every “flaw” just made me, me. My own kind of beautiful. That’s why I’ve stopped. Stopped trying to conform to the world’s ideals of what’s meant to be beautiful. I’ve stopped trying so hard to fit in. Why should I?? When I was born to stand out.”(sic). It is time to love ourselves, feel proud of who we are and the pandemic has given us the gift of time to introspect and reflect on how we want to live our lives henceforth.
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On the work front, Ileana D’Cruz was last in Telugu with Ravi Teja in an action-romantic film Amar Akbar Anthony in 2018, which couldn’t perform well at the box office. The actress is on board to play the leading lady opposite Nagarjuna in the Telugu remake of the Bollywood blockbuster film, Raid. She was also the leading lady of the original film Raid, which was made in Hindi.