[Watch] Being pleasantly chubby is not “fat”; The upcoming ‘Double XL’ film shows how

Women have never had it easy when it comes to their size. They must conform to certain standards of beauty, sometimes very strict. They can make or break you. As a result, good talent is sometimes wasted. This happens in all walks of life, be it the corporate world or the glamor industry like modeling or movies.

A man with a paunch is considered cool and carefree, while a woman who has one is considered obese and overweight. As far as the film industry is concerned, it’s kind of a recent phenomenon. We had heroines like Asha Parekh, Meena Kumari and Mala Sinha, who were by no means small.

Ironically, Bollywood can take credit for creating and breaking stereotypes. This, however, is largely due to women who refused to conform to established height and beauty standards despite being ruthlessly hunted down. Vidya Balan tops the list, followed by Sonakshi Sinha, Huma Qureshi, Bhumi Pednekar and others. Stand-up comedian Bharti Singh also tops the charts in this category.

The last memory of a slim Vidya Balan is in the 2005 film Pareenita. Subsequently, she carried all her films on her shoulders, be it Kahani, Ishquiya, The Dirty Picture, Tumhari Sullu or Begum Jaan. She deserves kudos for normalizing her body size. It was largely her belief in her own talent that led directors to cast her in their films.

Bhumi Pednekar is another heroine who broke all barriers in her debut film Dum Laga Ke Haishya in which she plays a plump girl of marriageable age.

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Sonam Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra and Sara Ali Khan were all pleasantly plump before they entered Bollywood and became what they are today.

And now Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi have piled on extra pounds for their upcoming movie “Double XL.” The movie teaser is out.

Sonakshi Sinha shared the teaser on his social media with the caption, “Fries to fun…all the good things in life come in #DoubleXL sizes!” A masti-filled story of friendship and dreams is coming to CINEMAS near you on October 14, 2022.” We have already seen that many celebrities have already opened up about this. They talked about it openly and also called out people who judge others from the prism of superficial beauty and also those unrealistic standards.

The teaser begins with these characters sitting on a bench in a foreign town. Huma makes a joke that the world manages to find body fat even when a woman wears an oversized loose kurta. In a typical Bihari accent, she adds, “No matter how much you tuck in your belly, jeans always get stuck around your thighs.” To this, Sonakshi, in a characteristic Haryanavi twang, replies, “And the boys’ demands are weird. They want a big bust and a small waist. She added, “Tumse kuch chhota-bada maang liya to kahan jaaoge tum (What if we ask you something big or small).” The two friends are then seen sharing a hearty laugh. The post describes the film as “a story of friendship and dreams filled with masti (fun)”.

The film is directed by Satramm Ramani. Filming is now complete after a month-long schedule. It is financed by Bhushan Kumar, under the banner of Wakaoo Films with the collaboration of T-Series. The comedy-drama challenges body weight stereotypes that have long plagued our society, in the most humorous way. The film is set to hit cinema screens on October 14, 2022.