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Looking At Pictures Of Yourself Can Encourage You To Lose Weight. It Happened To Parineeti Chopra!

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The thing about reality checks is, that they can come at any time. And from anyone. You will be sitting there, in your own bubble and then bam! you get a realisation that kind of shakes you. For 30-year-old Parineeti Chopra, the reality check came from a photograph that she saw of herself.

In a recent chat show with Anaita Shroff Adajania called Feet Up With The Stars,  the actress revealed that the prime reason for her getaway from the industry was because, “I was too fat. I had started looking really bad.”

She continued by saying, “One day I saw a picture of myself and I got really scared. I looked at myself and I didn’t recognise myself. This is not a 26-year-old girl. I have no right to look like this, especially if I am an actress. And at that time, one film of mine had flopped also. So it just kind of triggered it. I was like, ‘Okay, this is the right time to take a break. I am not going to shoot anything for six months. I am going to work on myself and just recalibrate,’”

That, actors and actresses have tremendous pressure on themselves to always look their best is no hidden fact. It comes as a very big part and responsibility in their line of work, and we can understand how de-motivating her then state of affairs must have been, but the Ishaqzaade actress did not let that get the best of her.

In fact, she took it up as a challenge and shed the extra calories. When she bounced back, she even sang a song for her movie Meri Pyaari Bindu in which she looks absolutely fabulous.

The fact that she did not just acknowledge that the change was required – not just for professional reasons, but for a personal development as well and started working on it almost instantly, is commendable.

This is probably why, we must not lose our selves in the daily grind, and take out time to look at ourselves once in a while, perhaps tack some photos on the fridge and keep a check at ourselves.

During the time, Parineeti was also in process of setting up her new home and said, “I thought this was the greatest thing – I’m going to work out and concentrate on my house.” Now, Parineeti is back in business again. Jabariya Jodi is an upcoming film Parineeti Chopra that is set for release in 2019.


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