Veteran actor Rehan Sheikh shared his experience of being body shamed and the pain it causes in the longer run.
Speaking to FUCHSIA Magazine, Rehan disclosed that body-shaming culture at one point forced him to hate his body.
“Body shaming is nothing new for me,” Rehan replied to a question. “I had suffered through it so badly that I can’t even tell my pain. At one point, I was forced to hate myself,” he maintained.
Rehan also shared his rehabilitation from that phase and how tough it was to make a comeback. “I used to say no to every project because that stigma was attached to me that I am fat. But, then I realized that acting was my bread and butter and I can’t remain like this. It was tough but I pushed myself and decided to make comeback,” he added.