Richa Chadha on her weight loss: “I wanted to sleep better”

Earlier in the month, Richa Chadha shared a series of pictures in which she wore a black shimmer gown which flaunted her toned body perfectly and netizens were stunned by her weight loss.

Richa wasn’t too overweight to begin with but she looks toned and fit now and the fact that she lost oodles of weight is obvious and amazing.

As reported by HT, when asked about why she wanted to physically transform herself, she said, “I was quite happy with the size I was at. I wanted to become healthier, overall. I wanted the quality of my sleep, movement, exercise and mobility to improve.”

She labelled herself “a victim of trying to work out too much”, and said that excessive workouts also had many long-term consequences on her body.

“Too much exercise can damage your insides and be counter-productive to your effort. Rest is very important but underrated,” she said and added, “To deal with the things that aren’t in our control, we’ve to follow few basic rules for our health so that we can be prepared for those times when you’ve to push it in high-stress work environments.”

The ‘Fukrey’s actress spoke about how it’s important to not fall into the trap of unrealistic standards of beauty. She also said that filmmakers have in the past asked her to shed weight. But she insists that her weight loss is not contradictory to her beliefs of body positivity.

“If I continue to remain 15-20 kgs heavier in order to justify what I had once said, then that’s wrong. If you feel you need to get healthier and live better but someone misconstrues it as I’m finally giving into societal pressure, it’s not done!” she said.

However, the actor is very happy with the narrative shift on body positivity. She said, “Hats off to influencers who’re consistently talking about body image issues like Toshada (Uma)! I really feel that the youth today has better people to look up to. People have to go through their own journeys till they arrive at their own place of balance.”

Work wise Richa Chadha has quite a few films in her kitty including ‘Fukrey 3’, ‘Madam Chief Minister’, ‘Abhi Toh Party Shuru Hui Hai’ and ‘The Great Indian Murder’.



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