Exclusive! Malaal actress Sharmin Segal recalls the time when she was fat-shamed and bullied in school | Wireler
Sharmin Segal makes her Bollywood debut with Malaal, which is the remake of a Tamil film- 7G Rainbow Colony (2004). The younger actress is Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s’ niece and will probably be seen romancing Jaaved Jaaferi’s Meezaan in the movie. By now, it’s a recognized incontrovertible fact that Sharmin was an assistant director earlier than she determined to pursue performing as her profession. The debutante was an AD on the units of her uncle’s movie Bajrao Mastani that starred Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Deepika Padukone. Sharmin additionally labored on PeeCee’s Mary Kom and she admired her loads. She continued working as an assistant director till not too long ago when she considered coming into Bollywood. One might assume that ‘performing ka keeda’ bit her not too long ago, but it surely was lengthy again when Sharmin was bitten by that bug.
Ahead of Malaal’s launch, BollywoodLife had tête-à-tête with Sharmin Segal the place she acquired all candid and revealed some unknown features about her life and way more. She reminisced the time when she was getting inclined in the direction of performing. The debutante, who was an AD for about three years, revealed, “I was an assistant director for about three years. Initially, I worked on Mary Kom and then Bajirao Mastani. Since then, I had this ‘chaska’ for acting. I was very chubby in school, fat to be precise. I was double of what I am now, during my school days.”
Sharmin additional revealed how folks would poke enjoyable at her in school due to her weight. “In school, I never wanted to be fat because people used to make a lot of fun of me. Like, they would throw chits on me and I would cry. I aspired to be a doctor before I took up a theatre in my 11th standard. So, when I started doing theatre, they made gave me a guy’s role for a particular play.”
“I was given the role of a sidekick- the guy who is fat and made fun of. There were three boys in my school who would rag me a lot and make fun of me. While performing on the stage, I was looking at the audience where I saw those three boys laughing at me. It was at the moment I realised they were not laughing at ‘Moti Sharmin’, but at the character. This was exactly the moment when my acting ka ‘chaska’ started,” she provides.
As a lot as Sharmin’s story appears inspiring to us, it additionally disgusts to know the way folks judged her on the foundation of her dimension. What are your ideas about it? Tweet to us @bollywood_life and tell us.