Celebrities have always awestruck us with their larger than life existence. We dream and envy their lifestyle and wish to be like them but as they say, all that glitters is not gold. With their immense stardom, they also undergo a lot of scrutiny. Be it their relationship rumours or fluctuating weight, they are often been subjected to trolls. We have often read about celebs opening up about their struggle with depression, weight gain and many such issues, inspiring millions to come out of their shell and the latest one to join them is actress, Avika Gor. (Also Read: Soha Ali Khan Shares An Unseen Monochrome Picture Of Her Mother, Sharmila Tagore From Her Wedding)
Avika Gor rose to fame with her stint in the popular television show, Balika Vadhu. Her character 'Anandi' in Balika Vadu was applauded by everyone and she had become a household name. Apart from her debut serial, she was also praised for her role in the serial, Sasural Simar Ka, where she had played a parallel female lead at the age of 13. Apart from serials, Avika is also a known name in Tollywood and has films like, Uyyala Jampala, Cinema Choopistha Mava and Rahu Gari Gadhi 3 to her credit.
On October 28, 2020, Avika Gor opened up about her weight loss journey. She took to her IG handle and penned a long note on how she dealt with the same. Recalling breaking down into tears when she looked at herself, Avika wrote, “I still remember one night last year, when I looked at myself in the mirror & I broke down. I didn't like what I saw. Big arms, legs, a well earned belly. I had let go too much. If it were due to an illness (Thyroid,PCOD, etc), it would be okay because that would be out of my control. But, it happened because I ate anything & everything, and I didn't workout at all. Our bodies deserve to be treated well, but I didn't respect it.”
She also talked about how her weight overpowered her confidence and she couldn’t even enjoy her dancing. Throwing light on the same, Avika continued, “As a result, I disliked the way I looked so much that I couldn't even completely enjoy dancing (which I love) without thinking "how I must look right now". I got so busy judging myself & feeling bad that I didn't leave any scope for outsiders to make me feel bad. Such insecurities run in the head all the time & they make us feel tired & irritated. Hence, I would often snap at my loved ones.” (Also Read: Kareena Kapoor Khan Flaunts Her Baby Bump In A Pink A-Line Flowy 'Kurta', Looks Fresh And Royal)
Revealing how she had put her foot down and decided to take charge of her life by focussing on herself, Avika wrote, “Well, one fine day I decided that it was enough, and that I must evolve. Nothing changed overnight. I just started to focus on the right things... things that I should be proud of (like dancing). I kept trying to eat better & working out, and I had various setbacks. But, it was important that I didn't stop. And my people were constantly there to guide me. Long story short, I looked at myself in the mirror this morning & I didn't feel the need to look away. I smiled at myself, and told myself that I'm beautiful. And you, the person reading this, you are beautiful as well.”
She concluded her note on how one needs to look at the positive aspect of life, rather than feeling sad or sorry, “We all have a lot to offer & we must actively work on that, rather than feeling sad about what we can't do. But, we MUST do what's in our control. Today, I am comfortable in my own skin. Today, I'm peaceful. And I hope you are too? Share your stories of self-love in the comments. Let's make self-love cool! Love & Light. Avika.” (Also Read: Rare Photo Of Vinod Khanna Playing With His Kids, Akshaye Khanna And Rahul Khanna At The Beach)
Avika’s weight-loss journey is truly inspiring. What do you think? Let us know.