Heeramandi Star Shruti Sharma Once Faced Body-Shaming On National TV, Kangana Supported Her

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Updated on May 15, 2024, 16:40 IST- 4 min read
Heeramandi Star Shruti Sharma Once Faced Body-Shaming On National TV, Kangana Supported Her

Actress Shruti Sharma, who started her acting career with roles in television shows, has recently gained attention for her remarkable performance in the Netflix series "Heeramandi." But do you know Shruti was once body-shamed? This was the time when Shruti participated in the reality dance show "India's Next Superstars." A contestant made derogatory remarks about her physique, highlighting that she did not fit the stereotypical image of a slim and glamorous actress. However, Sharma's response was graceful, as she emphasised the importance of focusing on her craft rather than conforming to societal beauty standards.

Kangana Ranaut Recognised Heeramandi Star Shruti Sharma's Potential Long Before SLB

Heeramandi actress Shruti Sharma was mocked by a contestant on "India's Next Superstars" for not being slim and glamorous. Kangana Ranaut had told her to focus on her craft instead
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Renowned actress Kangana Ranaut, who was a mentor on the show, echoed similar sentiments, encouraging Sharma to prioritise her acting skills over superficial appearances.

Sharma's journey from television to the digital platform has been notable. Despite facing challenges and criticisms, she remained resilient, honing her craft and securing a role in "Heeramandi," a series directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, known for its portrayal of the red-light district in pre-independence India.

Recently, a clip of the body-shaming incident resurfaced on Reddit, sparking discussions about the prevalence of body-shaming in the entertainment industry and the resilience of individuals like Sharma who defy such stereotypes.

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Fans and supporters rallied behind Sharma, praising her talent and applauding her dignified response to the insensitive comments. Many expressed admiration for her dedication to her craft and her refusal to be defined by narrow beauty standards.

Heeramandi Star Shruti Sharma Once Faced Body-Shaming On National TV, Kangana Supported Her Screenshot from Reddit

Shruti Sharma's Role In Heeramandi:

In "Heeramandi," Shruti Sharma portrays the character of Saima, one of Alamzeb's trusted confidants. The series includes an intimate scene between Sharma's character, Saima, and Rajat Kaul, who plays Mallikajaan's driver, Iqbal. Sharma revealed that after filming the romantic scene, she developed rashes, explaining, "There is a scene involving me and Iqbal in which we are romantic, meaning it's a very romantic scene." She further discussed the challenges of the scene, noting it was her first experience with such choreography on screen, requiring them to navigate difficult positions.

Sharma's role in "Heeramandi" has further solidified her position as a versatile actress capable of portraying complex characters with depth and authenticity.

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