Tumhari Sulu: Here's why we are excited about Vidya Balan's film

Vidya Balan steals the show in quirky new poster of 'Tumhari Sulu'

Actress Vidya Balan who is now busy with the promotion of her upcoming film Tumhari Sulu was asked a question about her weight during a media interaction and the actress retorted with a flawless reply. "From now on, will we see you in more such films, or have you thought about weightloss?" Aage chal ke, aap women-centric filmon mein nazar aayengi ya phir aapne weight loss karne ka bhi kuch socha hai?

Vidya Balan: "What's the relationship between "women-centric" and weightloss?" When the reporter tried telling her that she needed to lose weight for "glamorous roles", she retorted, " I'm very happy with the work I'm doing. "It would be great if you could change your mindset".

There are several things wrong with the above exchange.

But let's start with the most glaring one - the otherising of films centered around women need to stop now. At a time when there is so much conversation about how it is important to be healthy and not skinny-and that no particular body type is ideal- surely this question is uncalled for.

Vidya Balan made her acting debut with TV show Hum Paanch.

Secondly, in which universe is "women-centric" and "glamorous" mutually exclusive? Well, in the poster we can see Vidya, her on-screen husband Manav Kaul and their son, and they are looking for the cutest couple in the town.

Thirdly, consent and choice make all the difference here (even if you argue said reporter is merely naive and unaware, and not sexist). The actress had earlier said in an interview that comments about her weight bothered her earlier, but now she had come to terms with such remarks.

"It feels amusing how inspite of being the most populated country in the world, we still don't talk about sex openly", Vidya said. Do share your views in the comments section below!

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