We’ve all been fans of Bollywood, and one thing we can agree on is that Bollywood often fosters already prevalent harmful standards in society. Movies have an undeniable impact on society, and everyone often gives in to trends, but when movies set the standard for how we look and behave, we seek to express our true selves, our desires, our authenticity. It weighs heavily on shame and self-doubt. Forgetting that reels and real life are different makes it difficult for us to accept who we really are, so easily entrenched in the minds of Indian viewers that we act a certain way or look a certain way. There is pressure to do so. They are quick to troll us, criticize us, and demand change. Our skin color, weight, smile, etc. are all being compared to what society believes to be conventional because of the repeated propaganda throughout the film industry.
Thanks to the advent of social media, we have seen the emergence of many influencers who share the same beliefs and agree that Bollywood promotes toxic standards that have a detrimental effect on their audience. Many influencers are now doing everything they can to challenge such toxic standards and show the reality we are all facing. Their contribution to advocating for the
Here is how 5 influencers present our reality and don’t give in −
Toxic Bollywood Body Standards
Tanvi Recent Posted You can see her having fun with Deepika’s steps in the video of her dancing to Shah Rukh Khan and Deepika Padukone’s song “Besharam Rang”. The post is flooded with comments supporting her and thanking her for her confidence.caption is read“If doing what you like, wearing what you like, living how you like is considered ‘beshalam’ in the eyes of someone, that’s perfectly fine. We enter 2023 and the world is nothing but our UNAPOLOGETIC SELF 🔥’ Frankly, I couldn’t agree more.
Prableen Kaur is a skin/body positive fashion and beauty influencer with nearly 248,000 followers on Instagram and over 70,000 subscribers on YouTube. She has come a long way in campaigning for her positivity in her skin by expressing her true self without fear. She embraces her acne without feeling the need to cover it up with filters or makeup. Having addressed her share of mean comments, you can see that she’s giving confidence to a younger generation who follow their influencers and learn to accept and embrace themselves.
He is a content creator with 1 million followers on Instagram and over 386,000 subscribers on YouTube. A content creator who breaks gender stereotypes by creating make-up videos that are often considered the domain of women. In his videos, men can be seen demonstrating and talking about how they use skincare and makeup to overcome stereotypes and promote an inclusive society. He won his 2022 Cosmopolitan Male Beauty His Influencer of the Year award.
With her charming personality and smile, Dolly Singh breaks the stereotype of having perfect teeth to look good. She is not afraid to own what society deems unconventional. No matter what people believe, no one can deny her confidence.
A content creator, model, and “stereotype masher,” Sakshi is listed among Forbes Top 100 Digital Stars. She began her blogging career on her YouTube after realizing there were very few videos featuring curvy women promoting plus-size clothing. In 2019, she started creating fashion and lifestyle content on her social media, gaining a large following and collaborating with celebrities such as Manish Her Malhotra and Tarun Her Tahiliani. She has been featured in numerous fashion magazines and recently partnered with a brand to launch her collection of apparel.
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