Rupali Ganguly says she was too "plump" to play "Anupamaa" because she was afraid of being body-shamed.

  • March 10, 2022, 12:07 p.m.

Playing the titular role of a doting wife, daughter-in-law, and mother in the highest-rated show on TV, 'Anupamaa' actress Rupali Ganguly has been winning millions of hearts with her stellar and confident performance.

However, she had self-doubts before signing up for the show. 

Recently, in an interview with ETimes, Rupali Ganguly spoke about experiencing self-pressure and doubts before signing up for her now-popular show 'Anupamaa'.

In her interaction, Rupali shared that before she got on board the show, she was a "little plump" and so she told the producer of "Anupamaa," Rajan Shahi, that since he wanted a "heroine and at this age," she should lose some weight. 

Talking about the self-doubts she had before joining the show, the actress revealed that because she was a housewife for 7 years and had not acted during that time, she wondered if people would accept her.

"Will I look good on-screen or will I look fat? Especially when you were once known for having a good figure. So to accept yourself onscreen and what people will think of me, like why she has put on so much weight, how I will look, will my show be accepted because maybe I will be so bad, will I be able to act well after a 7-year gap, there were so many self-doubts," she said.

However, she mentioned that the producer told her that "he didn’t want a heroine but a mother instead."

Recalling how Ranjan Shahi convinced her to play the role of Anupamaa, Rupali told ETimes what the producer told her. "I want to be a mother and you are perfect for the role because mothers are like this. Mothers don't get time to hit the gym and have a perfect figure or have a flat stomach. She will first think about her kids, family, house and later maybe she will think about herself if she gets time, "he said as per the portal. 

Recently, Rajan and Deepa Shahi's 'Anupamaa" won top honours at the ITA Awards 2022. 

Rupali Ganguly, who is seen in the titular role of Anupamaa, won the Best Actress Popular award. "Anupamaa", which is produced under the banner Shahi Productions Pvt Ltd, won the Best Serial Drama TV, along with the Best Story award.

Author : Rajdhani Delhi Representative

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