Deepika Singh, TV actress, Diya Aur Baati Hum, post-pregnancy weight, maternity leave, Body Shaming

Diya aur Baati hum fame Deepika Singh recalls the time she was body shamed.

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Diya aur baati hum is one of the most famous Indian TV serials. It also one of the longest running shows on Star Plus. Deepika Singh is an Indian television actress who gained a lot of popularity by playing the lead role, Sandhya, in Diya aur baati hum.

Recently in an interview, Deepika Singh opened up about body shaming and talks about how she was trolled back when she gave birth to her son. She said, “I have been trolled a lot on social media especially for my weight gain. After giving birth to my son Soham I was 73 kgs and I had randomly shared a picture of mine without thinking much and it was my birthday, they started writing nasty stuff about me. They did not even think twice that it was my birthday. They started saying ‘you are such a big actress, you should have waited’, ‘now you won’t get any role’, ‘nobody will take her in a lead role’, ‘look at her how bad she is looking’.”

She further talks about how the negative comments and the trolls motivated her to hit the gym and lead a fit life. She said, “But I took all these negative comments very seriously and that actually helped me to go to the gym regularly. It didn’t matter, if I didn’t sleep in the night, I regularly went to the gym. I took screenshots of all those comments and kept them as a wallpaper on my phone. Whenever I felt lazy these nasty comments helped me to hit the gym. I did cardio a lot and did cycling. I started enjoying working out and I started watching my diet as well. Ultimately, I proved them (by them she means the trolls) wrong.”

Appreciating her husband, Deepika talks about how supportive and understanding her husband, Rohit is. She said, “I feel fortunate to have such a loving husband. I didn’t tell Rohit (her husband) to stop working. We have a joint family, but the love that parents give to their kids, can’t be replaced. Rohit felt that I wouldn’t be able to give a lot of time to our son Soham. He decided to take a break so that Soham doesn’t feel neglected.”

Deepika Singh made her debut in Indian television with Diya Aur Baati Hum where she played Sandhya. She is also known for her work in Kavach.