With her latest release, The Big Bull, being a hit, Ileana D’Cruz has been basking in the success of the film. The actress flew down to the United States of America given the deteriorating condition of Mumbai due to the second wave of Coronavirus. Her family being there has given Ileana D’Cruz the opportunity to spend some quality time with them. In an exclusive conversation with Bollywood Hungama, Ileana D’Cruz opened up about being too harsh on herself and developing complex regarding her body.
The social media can be one of the harshest critics and while we expect all the lead actresses to have a size zero figure, those that don’t fit the bills are often at the receiving end of the flak. Ileana D’Cruz is one of those actresses who have performed incredibly well in the South industry as well as Bollywood. The actress opened up about giving herself a tough time and said, “I am extremely harsh on myself and I like it that way. It pushes me to do better. In the last couple of films that I did, I have worked with some really nice directors who keep asking me that why am I not doing more work, and then I’m wondering if I’m doing enough. A lot of journalists also have told me that I need to be doing a lot more work and I’m like yes, they’re right. But yes, I have done a lot of work in the south and I didn’t do as much in Bollywood. I’m not sure why I didn’t do enough Bollywood but I feel like I was holding back a lot and I don’t want to anymore. I was scared of making mistakes in Bollywood but that’s not the case anymore.”
Opening up about dealing with her body dysmorphia back in 2017, she said, “There’s a lt of reasons why people develop body dysmorphia, for me it was the peer pressure. During my teenage years, I was criticized a lot for how I looked and I was made to believe that my body was very different. It was always like, ‘Why are your legs like that?’ or ‘Why are your hips like that?’ and I used to be like ‘I don’t know, it’s just the way I am!’ It had somehow caused a little bit of a complex, it stayed with me and it kind of scarred me. I didn’t realise it was dysmorphia till I spoke to my therapist and she addressed the issue. I used to tell her that I’ll be happy when I hit this number on the scale and she told me that it is dysmorphia and I might not be pleased with myself even after hitting the mark. She asked me to accept who I was and it took time. Some days are good some aren’t.”
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