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Sameera Reddy: Oomph can't come with size zero

November 24, 2009 4:31:16 PM IST
Sampurn, Bollywood Trade News Network
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Sameera Reddy became an epitome of oomph when she pulled all stops in Sanjay Gupta's MUSAFIR. Ever since then she has featured in variety of roles and worked across different genres. As she gears up for the release of yet another comedy of hers, DE DANA DAN, Sameera blasts the entire myth around Size Zero and skinny bodies.

Today, when every second new entrant is aspiring to be a Size Zero, is she too aspiring for a different body shape? Or is she content with the way she is currently exuding the oomph factor?

"You know, recently a lot of people out there are seen talking about skinny bodies. I am seeing actresses going skinny and end up thinking ki yeh kya ho gaya hai inko", she says in an amused tone, "See, Indian men like to see their woman in a certain shape and size but which brings on the oomph. But sorry, from a model body, you can't expect that oomph factor. This entire 'go skinny' route is not setting a good example for the Indian women.

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But it appears to be the current requirement for actresses?

"Kisne kaha? It's all media generated. When these actresses also blame it on the latest trend, I have the same answer that nowhere is this written; it's all media hype", she reasons.

Rattling examples of women from the past that have ruled the silver screen, Sameera says, "Look at Sridevi or a Kajol or a Madhuri Dixit - none of them went extra thin. In fact none of these women even bothered with how skinny they were. They ruled the box office and they are remembered till date because of their fantastic performances, not because of their make up and clothes."