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"I hated my body," actress Karthika Muralidharan opens up

Friday, May 14, 2021 • Malayalam Comments

I hated my body, actress Karthika Muralidharan opens up

Actress Karthika Muralidharan made her acting debut ‘Comrade in America’ playing opposite Dulquer Salmaan. Later she acted alongside Mammootty in the movie 'Uncle. Though the actress had done only two movies, the actress does have a huge fan following on social media. The bubbly actress recently took to her Instagram handle to open up on her weight loss journey. In a lengthy post, the actress wrote about how was body-shamed for being curvy ever since her second grade. She also spoke about how she hated herself until she started getting training for weight loss.

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"I have been chubby since I was a little girl, it was brought to my notice in 2nd STD . Fat-shaming was persistent since then till my adulthood. The thing is it's not just an appearance issue , as a child I had to develop weird defense mechanisms to keep me going because it's not just school but your friends outside of school AND family . I would shame myself, hate myself, then started gaining more weight to rebel which in-turn worked against me .

Then I joined an industry known for unhealthy beauty standards! The FAT SHAMING AND SEXUALISATION started on a much much MUCH larger level than I could handle .

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My body and I have been in a constant state of war with each other for a very very long time and I was getting tired , I couldn't convince the world to accept me as I am , I couldn't accept myself either so I started out with fad diets - Low Carb, exessive excercising , Keto , Juice-ing - you name it .

NOTHING WOULD STICK. Why? Because I hated my body and I was doing all of these things because I hated it soo much , I wanted it to stop existing & become something else , something against my adult understanding of what is healthy, beautiful and fit .

I had to fix my relationship with food, with my body, my mind and my belief systems . I needed something sustainable , something to replace all this unnecessary bullshit standards and dialogues around me . I wanted to be an authentic version of me that I would love.

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Read Karthika's Instagram post -

 

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