Anupama’s Rupali Ganguly on Being Body-Shamed by ‘Aunties’ Post-Son’s Birth: Monisha, Kitni Moti Ho Gai Ho
After a very successful stint in ‘Sarabhai Vs Sarabhai’, actor Rupali Ganguly has yet again become a household name with her show Anupamaa. The actor returned to showbiz after a taking some time off post her son Rudransh’s birth.
The actor has now opened up about the challenges she faced after her son’s delivery which also included body shaming by her neighbourhood aunties.
In an interview with Bollywood Bubble Ganguly mentioned how the weight gain post delivery had affected her. The actor shared about her trouble with lactating and how it led her to gain a few extra kilos.
“I did everything I could, It is not like I didn’t lactate at all but it wasn’t enough as per the child’s need. I ate everything I could and while doing so, from 58 KG when I delivered Rudransh, I went up to 86 KGs,” Rupali said.
The ‘Parvarish’ actor said that weight gain got her distasteful remarks from strangers who body-shamed her. She also questioned people’s right to judge a mother.
“When I would take my child out for a walk.. where a certain neighbouring aunty whom I wouldn’t even know would say ‘arey tum Monisha hona, kitni moti ho gayi ho.! Who gives anyone the right to judge a mother? Nobody knows the kind of issues a woman goes through,” the actor said.
A doting mother, Rupali also shared that she would criticise herself in the initial phase of motherhood. The actor credits her husband to help her get back on her feet an ‘leave all inhibitions’ behind.