Deepika is some­one who is into fit­ness and a com­plete health freak, so there’s no way she could be anorexic DABBOO RATNANI, CELEB PHO­TOG­RA­PHER Trolls tell ac­tor to ‘get some food and rest’ af­ter she posts photo on­line I feel women should be al­lowed to cho

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If you are a woman, es­pe­cially a fa­mous woman, you can’t ever be the right size for so­cial me­dia trolls — judg­ing by the com­ments be­ing di­rected at Deepika Padukone, trolls love skin­nysham­ing as much as they en­joy fat-sham­ing.

“Look­ing too ugly… get some food n rest,” said one com­menter, post­ing on an im­age from a Van­ity Fair mag­a­zine shoot shared by the ac­tor on her own In­sta­gram page. In it, Deepika looks a lit­tle more slen­der than she nor­mally does. Other com­ments de­scribed her as “anorexic”, “mal­nour­ished” and “skinny”. She is noth­ing of the sort, say Bol­ly­wood per­son­al­i­ties.

De­signer Masaba Gupta says, “I thought Deepika looked stun­ning and sur­real in this pic­ture. I know she’s some­body who has a very ath­letic and lean frame, and re­ally slen­der arms and a long neck. Even if she’s 10kg heav­ier or lighter, she’s go­ing to look the same.”

Fash­ion pho­tog­ra­pher Dabboo Ratnani, who has shot with Deepika, says, “I didn’t think she looked one bit anorexic or un­der­weight.” He adds that maybe the shoot was done in such a way, and with such light­ing and edit­ing, that Deepika ended up look­ing slimmer than she ac­tu­ally is. “[That] prob­a­bly is giv­ing the photo an il­lu­sion of mak­ing her look ex­tra skinny, which is not the case in real [life].”

US-based celebrity stylist Devki Bhatt points out that ev­ery look comes with its set of pos­i­tive and neg­a­tive in­puts. She be­lieves that in the age of so­cial me­dia, it’s best to take these opin­ions as pos­i­tive crit­i­cism, and not try to block them. “You learn from crit­i­cism and build your work off it. Be­com­ing im­mune would mean you’re fight­ing these opin­ions, which in fact come from peo­ple who make you a pub­lic fig­ure,” she says.

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