There are lots of things to love about Bollywood: completely over the top song and dance numbers, hilarious plots, intermissions, stars so famous there are temples devoted to the
But my favorite aspect of Indian cinema? Leading ladies with a bit of meat on their bones!
Of course, Bollywood is not without its own beauty hang-ups. Stars are expected to be long-haired, large-eyed, fair-skinned and hour-glass-shaped. But six-pack abs, protruding hip bones and weird, dinosaur-esqe bony chests
were noticeably absent from the screen. How lovely to see a more attainable body type portrayed by the media!
I wonder how growing up with these sorts of beauty icons affects young Indian girls’ body image.
Do you think your body image would be different if you’d grown up in a culture with more attainable standards of beauty?