Nothing is 100% real, every thing is touched up: Soha
Actor Soha Ali Khan’s (right), mother and yesteryear screen icon Sharmila Tagore, who donned a bikini on-screen in the 1960s, says hitting the gym may not have been a trend back then, but a fit frame has now become essential in the movie industry.
The 37-year-old believes that a lot has changed over the decades. “My mom wore a bikini, but back then nobody went to a gym. It’s good to be fit. If that means going to the gym, that’s a good thing. People are now fitter,” Soha said.
However, she isn’t in the favour of abruptly losing weight by relying on supplements just for a song or a scene. “It should be more about a lifestyle change and not done suddenly,” she said, adding that even makeup has evolved in Bollywood.
“Now, we have gone into high definition. It’s all about looking natural. So, people need to understand that in a photo shoot there is a lot of airbrushing... What you see in magazines is not 100% real. Everything has been touched up a bit,” she said.
In the same vein, she said the definition of beauty varies from individual to individual. “Being beautiful doesn’t mean that you need to have the right body proportion. It’s about celebrating who you are and embracing what’s unique about you. It’s about loving yourself, which I think a lot of people don’t,” she said.
Being beautiful is about celebrating who you are and embracing what’s unique about you
Soha Ali Khan, actor