She writes she began “relishing the process of becoming Bimla” until when she was judged way too much for the transformation.
Bimla or Bimmo is one of the central characters of Dasvi, a social comedy film which premiered on Netflix and JioCinema on April 7. The movie also has Abhishek Bachchan as Ganga Ram Chaudhury, Chief Minister of fictional state Harit Pradesh and Yami Gautam as IPS Jyoti Deswal.
Snide remark, uncalled for joke or simply an unsolicited piece of advice
“Ever so often, watching me eat high calorie meals already being a few sizes bigger, some people around me felt they had the right to comment on what they thought I was doing wrong. It would be a snide remark, an uncalled for joke or simply an unsolicited piece of advice on what I should be eating instead of a dessert I was enjoying very much. This voyeuristic license and entitled permission is what came to the forefront,” she has written.
“Made my larger than usual body and/or meal their business”
“On purpose, not always would I declare the ‘why’ behind what I was looking like or consuming. But always did I observe the ease with which people made my ‘larger than usual’ body and/or meal their business. I could’ve been unwell, under medication, hormonally battling something, or quite simply very happy to eat and be me whatever size that was,” writes about the trolls.
She mentions in her post that simply minding one’s own business is non-negotiable.
“Having completed the circle of this journey and back to physically being me, today in the truest sense I’ve learnt how not to let an outside perspective decide my relationship with me. I share this to add to the larger dialogue of how we could all do with more mindfulness, sensitivity and empathy. Especially towards those who don’t fit in the myopic, pigeonhole prototype of what the ‘norm’ expect them to be – whether it’s being too dark, too thin, too short, too fat or too any of these berating measuring scales from the lens of the conditioning they come from. Recognise that everything they say and observe is a reflection of a mindset. Not who they’re beholding,” she completes her post and sends out a hard-hitting message for all: Be kind. Be sensitive. Be graceful. Don’t make someone’s day worse if you can’t make it better. Be responsible. Make only your mind and body your business. No one else’s.
Nimrat’s post comes a day after she was trolled on social media. A Twitter user shared the picture of Nimrat from Kapil Sharma’s show where she wore a black dress with plunging neckline. His tweet reads, ‘Ladies,I really want to know What purpose does such outfits exactly serve,If it is to attract men,then why? If not to attract men,then why?It’s a very genuine question and no bait,please tell me what is the actual purpose to show cleavage?Please’.
These incidents call for attention towards the gender insensitivity that is being hugely and blindly propagated on social media. Trolling celebrities for their looks, their appearances and their physical being is not new. No matter how much we sensitise about common sense, female actors are always seen through the misogyny lens.
Recently Richa Chadha opened up on her “healthy” weight loss journey, where she emphasized more on the healthy aspect of her life instead of the beauty standards.
Fans and followers have hailed Nimrat for the super amazing transformation and the message.
“Love you my girllll,” wrote Parineeti Chopra with heart emoticons. Nimrat’s Dasvi co-star Yami Gautam reacted with a heart emoticon.
Huma Qureshi, Ekta Kapoor, Diana Penty have also showered appreciations for Nimrat.