Sameera Reddy Recalls Unreal Beauty Expectations During The Onset Of Her Career
Actress Sameera Reddy recalls eating one idli a day during the early days of her career to avoid gaining weight.
By Vignesh K, February 02, 2023 10:12 IST
Actress Sameera Reddy recalls eating one idli a day during the early days of her career to avoid gaining weight. Sameera also revealed in a new interview that she was asked to 'get a boob job done'. The actor also discussed slipping into a very bad, dark space' after giving birth.In January 2014, Sameera married Akshai Varde. Hans Varde is their son, and Nyra Varde is their daughter. In 2002, Sameera made her Bollywood debut in Maine Dil Tujhko Diya, opposite Sohail Khan. Sohail directed the film, which starred Sanjay Dutt, Kabir Bedi, and Dalip Tahil.Sameera told Mid-day that she would starve herself and have one idli a day to ensure she didn't gain weight. She said, 'I think there was a crazy phase about 10 years ago where everybody was getting plastic surgery, boob job, change nose or bone structure. I had to always pad my chest and was told to get a boob job done. Many times, I would think, 'Should I? Is this the norm?' because it was so openly spoken about and as an actor I questioned if I had to do it. But I didn't and I am so grateful to God I didn't because today I wouldn't have been comfortable about it.'She also discussed her journey to accept herself. “I think it began when I didn't have anybody who was guiding me through one of my major breakdowns, which happened postpartum. I remember slipping into a very bad, dark space about my body, my career, about being perceived as successful. Or how fast I could bounce back after motherhood and cracked. I actually hid inside the house and I didn't talk to anybody.'Darna Mana Hai (2003), Musafir (2004), Jai Chiranjeeva (2005), and Taxi Number 9211 (2006) are some of her early movies. Ashok (2006), Race (2008), Varanam Aayiram (2008), De Dana Dan (2009), Aakrosh (2010), Vettai (2012), and Tezz are some of Sameera's most well-known films (2012).Her most recent appearance was in Ayyappa P Sharma's Kannada-language film Varadhanayaka (2013). Kiccha Sudeep, Chiranjeevi Sarja, and Nikesha Patel also appear.