Parineeti Chopra credits ‘Bollywood pressure’ for her fit body


Parineeti Chopra had forayed into films as a chubby girl, but she underwent a drastic weight loss and stunned everyone with her leaner, fitter and super-hot body last winter. While many stated the ‘Ishaqzaade’ actress has succumbed to ‘Bollywood’s pressure for actresses to look thin’, Parineeti maintained that she is thankful for the “pressure” which made her attain a fitter body. She said she feels more confident and is at peace and proud of her weight loss.

The actress shared an old chubby image of herself on Instagram and poured her heart out by recalling her past when she had issues with her weight.

“BEFORE .. All my life, I have struggled with how I look, how I feel, and how people looked at me. I was constantly made fun of, but the person I was, I generously laughed with them. Today, many people ask me what triggered the weight loss, did I give in to the “bollywood pressure”? To that I say – thank god I became an actor and had that pressure! I am able to achieve what I couldn’t achieve otherwise. I feel more confident, I feel at peace, and I feel proud!” Parineeti wrote.

She also said about how people got inspiration from her to change their lives.

“Girls and women meet me all around the world, at airports, events, on the street; they hold my hand, hug me, and tell me their struggles and how I changed their lives. They show me their wallpapers, their wallets, and its all pictures of me!! They look at those pictures and want to make that change in their own lives. They look at my Built That Way campaign and have stuck it to their walls. I have seen women tear up and tell me I changed their life. Post delivery weight, teenage obesity, they are fighting it, and I am their inspiration,” the actress added.

“As an actor, There is no bigger achievement for me. I am glad to be a part of your life in this way. So thank you everyone. Thank You for making me feel loved. Like I always say – if I could do it. So can you. And I am always there for all of you …. Lots of love….” Parineeti wrote on the social site.

The actress will be next seen in Yash Raj Films’ ‘Meri Pyari Bindu’ opposite Ayushmann Khurrana.