Aashka Goradia: I Wanted Fuller Lips, But Who Gives Anyone The Right To Judge Me On That?

TV star Aashka Goradia has been a lot in the news since yesterday when she admitted to having got a lip job done. Now, here's an EXCLUSIVE and DETAILED interview with her about the same. She takes all the questions without batting an eyelid.

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Aashka Goradia: I Wanted Fuller Lips, But Who Gives Anyone The Right To Judge Me On That?

Aashka Goradia took to the TedX platform  to speak about the relevant topic of beautification and discussed her own lip job and the comments that came with it as an example.

Excerpts from the EXCLUSIVE interview with SpotboyE.com last evening:

Let's talk about your lip job...
10 years ago, magazines sold because of their beautiful covers, didn't they? And the cover girl had to be perfect. But so much technology was not around (pauses).

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Go on...
Now, technology is available. But we are not ready to empower people. In fact, we want to only body-shame them. We ask: Oh my God, what's wrong with her? What has she done to herself?

Baba, she has done nothing but only beautified herself.

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But these jobs done, tend to go wrong...
Not these days, when medical science has advanced by leaps and bounds. And if a few cases have gone wrong, who has given the social media the right to pass derogatory remarks against those who got them done? Consequently, we only end up shattering their confidence.

Why did you get a lip job done?
I felt fuller lips would look good on me, it's a personal choice, beauty was important even 100 years ago. Haven't we seen paintings of sculpted women who are a perfect 10, even in medieval ages? 

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Don't we use lip-liners to accentuate lips and have a fuller circle? Now, I won't use a lip-liner. Did I make heavens fall?

Above all, it is ridiculous that we hear that such-and-such has gone under the knife. There is no knife used. People really need to read up.

Lip jobs need to be refurbished at regular intervals...
There are various companies doing it, every product has a shelf life, you can add and you can remove. My point is I am not endorsing lip jobs. I am only driving home that beautification is not a crime and nobody has a right to judge people on what they have done to themselves.

Even the media for that matter. They will put 'Before' and 'After' pictures- and by this you are only inviting comments. And you well know what type of comments get generated below such stories? Unprintable language is used. Is that fair? Where have we come to? What times are we living in?

Phir to bhaiya, people should stop going to dentists if their teeth break. People should stop colouring their hair. People should stop applying anti-ageing creams. Stop using all beauty products. 

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What's the remedy?
Journalists for one, need to exercise the power of their pen and educate the public. Hopefully, things will change for the better and nobody will call those who beautify themselves as fake and plastic.

Some men go bald because they think that's cool. I am absolutely okay with that, but what about most other people? They start calling him 'ganja'. Any sense?

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re you telling me that you say nothing to your husband Brent if and when he does or wears something you don't like?
There's a way to say things.

Let me give you an example. If I think that a moustache suits you, I won't say 'Chee yeh kya kar diya' if and when you shave it off. I would instead say, "I think you look far better in a moustache". Mockery over looks is pretty uncool. Remarks should be made not to make fun of anyone; they shouldn't be mean and shameful.

Editor's Note: 
Body-shaming statistics which are increasing by the day only indicate that we are a frustrated and desperate lot, looking to seek attention with public commentary. Body-shaming must stop. Aashka Goradia is right. Don't we have a conscience?

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