Vidya Balan has been a role model for many young girls and women as she always inspired us to lead life on our own terms. Be it about her professional life or personal life, Vidya Balan has always created her own path. From promoting women to indulge in self-love and giving up self-doubts and judgments to inspiring us to not let society dictate our life terms, Vidya Balan has been a perfect role model. Here are some of the perfect life lessons that Vidya Balan gave us, which makes her rule our hearts:
1. Vidya Balan’s honest view about her weight loss struggle and what she learnt from it
While talking about her weight loss struggle, Vidya Balan spoke about how we need to accept who we are: “A fat girl always feels like a boy will not like her because of her weight. But there is only so much a boyfriend, a husband and your family can do. But I know that love is non negotiable and at the end of the day, you have to come to terms with who you are.”
She further added: “Weight used to be an issue. I was always fat as a child. And everyone used to tell me, ‘You’ve got such a pretty face; why don’t you lose some weight?’ Over the years I’ve realised that my body is a certain type, and I have learned to accept it.”
2. Vidya Balan’s best marriage advice
While sharing the best marrriage advice, Vidya Balan mentioned:
“The best marriage advice is that it’s not necessary for you to get married. Only get married if you really feel like it, if you want to, there is no should or should not. if you think you have found the right person, than get married. I am not someone who says I believe in the institution of marriage. I believe that if it works, then go ahead.”
3. Vidya Balan on the worst thing one can do in marriage:
While speaking about the worst thing a person can do in marriage , Vidya said: “The worst thing one can do in a marriage is discuss anything that goes on between them with a third person. The moment you bring a third person – whether it’s an affair or for advice – it’s disaster. I feel there’s nothing that a conversation cannot solve and then you kiss and make up”.
4. Vidya Balan on self-love and acceptance
“Lets Not wait to become thinner or fairer or smarter or hotter or cooler or richer or more successful or anything that you are not already…before you can #LOVE yourself. #ItsTime to say goodbye to every judgement that makes you feel lesser and #ItsTime to say #YouCanLeaveNow to the inner critic who says #ImAmNotGoodEnough .”
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5. Vidya Balan on gender stereotypes in marriage
Talking about gender bias, actress Vidya Balan recalled when her mother would ask her to learn cooking. “I’d say why the hell should I learn to cook, I’ll earn enough to hire cook or marry a man who can cook,” she said. She also recalled people getting surprised on knowing that she doesn’t know how to cook even after marriage.
At IFORHER, we are in awe of Vidya Balan and hope she will keep inspiring us in reel as well as real life!