Saiyami Kher, a critically acclaimed star who is know for her films and shows like Mirzya, Choked, Faadu, and Breathe: Into the Shadows among others, has grabbed eyeballs with her stirring revelations about the lewd and indecent remarks she received in Bollywood. The actress has claimed that she was asked to get a lip and nose job done at the age of 18 when she entered Bollywood.
In an interview with Hindustan Times, the actress detailed the remarks she received and said, "When I was starting out, there were a lot of people who said I should get a lip job and even a nose job done, which I think is a very wrong advice to give to 18-year-old. It’s like the society you’re living in is cooperating and accepting the way you are, but you don’t fit the norms set by the industry. These norms really didn’t bother me, but I hope they completely disappear from our industry. we need to accept diversity in showbiz."
However, she pointed out that the entire ecosystem is changing and asserted that the Hindi film industry is now taking steps to eradicate these toxic beauty standards as she stated, "Things are getting better. There is more awareness and we are celebrating these days with regards to everything, which is very necessary in films, as it’s a large medium where people get easily influenced.
On the professional front, the actress will be seen playing a specially-abled cricketer with one arm in the upcoming sports drama Ghoomer, in which Abhishek Bachchan plays her coach.
The film also stars Shabana Azmi and Angad Kher, Ghoomer. The film is written and directed by R Balki, who has previously helmed critically and commercially acclaimed films such as Cheeni Kum, Paa, Shamitab, Ki & Ka, Padman, and Chup: Revenge of the Artist. The film will release in theatres worldwide on August 18.
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