If you have surgeries, they’ve things to say about it, if you don’t, then you’re not ready: Palak Tiwari on double standards of beauty set in industry
Palak Tiwari, daughter of actress Shweta Tiwari, who rose to fame with Harrdy Sandhu’s ‘Bijlee’ song has been making a lot of headlines lately, thanks to her stunning photoshoots. This diva is a part of another music video titled Mangta Hai opposite Aditya Seal and is all set to make her debut soon with Rosie- The Saffron Chapter.
In a recent chat with an entertainment portal, Palak called out the unrealistic beauty standards set in the entertainment industry. She said that the budding actors are expected to be presentable but there is a contradictory conversation revolving around this topic. She also elaborated that these are the standards set by the audience for the actors rather than the other way around. “People speak so much about how actors need to be presentable, but at the same time, there’s so much contradictory conversation that actors, especially budding actors and actresses are setting an almost unattainable standard of beauty. But I have been noticing, it’s not a standard set by us, but set for us by the audience,” said Palak.
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She also said that when actors perform surgeries, they are called out for it and when they don’t, the actors are told that they are not ‘ready.’ “If you have these surgeries and all that, they have things to say about it, but if you don’t (get those things done), then you are unadorned, and not ready. So you can never really truly please an audience with how you groom yourself, or not, because they will always portray their insecurities on to you. But grooming in this industry, I think largely means that you feel your best self. No matter how low you are feeling, you have to always appear exuberant about things, and be vivacious, and I think grooming yourself kind of helps you with that. But I think that’s all there’s to it,” she continued.
Palak also called out the toxic circle of fat-shaming when asked about an ‘ideal body type.’ “There’s no ideal body type. We live in India, an ideal body type is a size medium but people fat shame a size medium. When you are too skinny, they have an issue because ‘oh my god, you are such a mass of bones’ but if you are voluptuous, if you have some mass to yourself (they say) ‘What is wrong with her? Has she not been dieting?’ It’s the same toxic circle of people never being happy so I don’t think it makes any sense paying heed to that.”
(Source- Bollywood Hungama, Indian Express)