Actor Sonali Bendre, who is among Bollywood’s yummy mummies, says there should not be any discussions regarding the post-pregnancy weight of celebrity mothers.
Recently, actors like Aishwarya Rai, Lara Dutta and Shilpa Shetty, have found themselves under observation for putting on a few kilograms after their respective deliveries. But Sonali, who has a son Ranveer, seven, says it’s okay to take your own sweet time to shed it all.
“You have to shed it when you feel like shedding it. It’s your body. If I am comfortable with my weight, then who is anybody to say anything about it,” Sonali told IANS.
The 37-year-old, who is married to film-maker Goldie Behl, says her life changed after she became a mother. “It’s lovely to be married to your best friend. I think life changed after we had a child. If we have ever felt married, it has been after the child.”
“It’s a mental thing because suddenly you are responsible for this life and it is a huge responsibility. No matter how much you hear it, it is very difficult when you actually experience it,” Sonali said.
The actor was last seen in the 2001 film Love ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega. She says she fails to understand the size zero figure phenomenon in the film industry.
“I don’t understand size zero figures. I have always been the way I have been. Every body type is beautiful in its own way. I think the main thing is what kind of a person you are inside. How beautifully you talk and present yourself… that is what matters — your personality matters,” she said.
Talking about her eating habits, the fit and fabulous 37-year-old said: “I am a very healthy eater. I have a great metabolism. I have great genes and I thank my parents for that.”
Published in The Express Tribune, November 2nd, 2012.