Noth­ing is 100% real, ev­ery thing is touched up: Soha

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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

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