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Aditi Rao Hydari: My goal in attending Cannes was to redefine what it means to be beautiful.

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Aditi Rao Hydari: My goal in attending Cannes was to redefine what it means to be beautiful.

At the just ended Cannes film festival, Aditi Rao Hydari made a stylish appearance, but the actor believes there was a deeper meaning behind it. According to the actor, it was more of a chance to celebrate diversity on a worldwide scale and rethink beauty standards.

Aditi reflects on her experience in her first interview upon her return from the Cannes film festival, recalling her personal battle to discover a path towards confidence and self-acceptance. As the French cosmetics company L’Oreal Paris’s brand ambassador, Aditi attended the Cannes film festival.

Regarding the Cannes Film Festival
“I am extremely honoured and proud to be representing India at the Cannes Film Festival.” My sources of inspiration have always come from seeing the celebrities walk the red carpet, the prizes, and the attire. I find it strange, therefore, to be a part of it myself. Cannes serves as a venue for the convergence of various cultures and narratives, in addition to being a celebration of international film. As someone who has been a part of the Cannes history for 27 years, as well as the L’Oréal Paris legacy, Aditi says, “I feel a great sense of pride in being a part of both.”

Aditi attended the international film festival for the third time this year. Her first appearance was in 2022. Aditi looked stunning on the red carpet in an elaborately stitched, hand-dyed organza saree.

She claims that it was “incredibly empowering” to represent the cosmetic brand at the festival. This season, “Many Ways to be an icon” was the brand’s Cannes theme.

It confirmed for me the value of having a strong sense of self and the strength of our voices. The performer, who is receiving great acclaim for her online series Heeramandi, says, “By attending Cannes, I hope to inspire other women to pursue their dreams and to recognise that they too can live their dreams, belong, and own their worth in the world.”

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It’s a big deal to represent Indian
Aditi sees her appearance at the international film festival as a chance to introduce the world to the beauty and diversity of Indian cinema.

“As an Indian actor, I provide not only my skill but also the storytelling traditions and cultural legacy that shape our movie. I want to change how people view Indian film by being here at Cannes and not only via the traditional tropes. I want to contribute in some small way to showcasing our rich and varied stories, our talented filmmakers, and the splendour of our many cultures and landscapes. Furthermore, as the beauty brand’s ambassador, I see it as a chance to rethink what constitutes beauty and respect diversity on a worldwide scale,” she says.

She now wishes that her presence has sparked a “globally recognised representation of beauty that is more inclusive and diverse.”

In her quest for acceptance of herself
Aditi’s drive to speak out in favour of inclusive and diverse beauty originates in her private life. She has experienced perplexity and self-doubt while coming to terms with who she is.

“Being expansive and receptive to learning has been a key component of my journey towards self-acceptance and confidence. I am proud of and appreciate my individuality. Like many others, I have suffered in my own manner and experienced times of self-doubt and disorientation,” she says.

The actor goes on, “There have been moments when I’ve felt compelled to live up to expectations or to fit into a preconceived notion of what’s acceptable and attractive. But as time has gone on, I’ve realised how crucial it is to value my originality and acknowledge the beauty that is uniquely mine.

“A happy journey of learning to love and accept myself for who I am with the self-awareness of my vulnerabilities,” is how she describes it in retrospect.

As a result of this process, I’ve learned that genuine confidence originates from within, from accepting who we are in our truest sense and realising our value beyond appearances. The actress, who will soon appear in upcoming film lioness, concludes, “My journey has taught me the power of self-love kindness and the beauty of embracing our uniqueness.”

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Dolly Singh on her “love-hate” relation with her physical appearance

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Actress and content producer Dolly Singh recently talked about her weight swings and image worries in an Instagram post. She has since acknowledged that she is still working on accepting her body as it is and that there are still days when she stays away from others in order to avoid hearing criticism of her fluctuations in weight.

Dolly revealed in an Instagram post how people make fun of her weight. Her house is not one of the few individuals or places, she claimed, where she feels safe enough to be herself.

Relationship between hate and love
“Like everybody else, I’ve had a journey with my body of accepting it, not accepting it, Hating it and loving it and all of that,” she says when explaining why she decided to share the picture. I believe that I was just thinking about something when I decided to post about it at this particular moment. I recently lost a lot of weight, which is very normal for me because I usually gain less weight than I lose. Of course, this also brings scrutiny because my weight fluctuates like everyone else’s, and I suddenly realised that I was avoiding some people because I felt that my new weight or appearance will not invite great things from them or they will not be welcoming it maybe, wonder how safe space in the scenario is so important, it’s only a few people in your life that really let you be and enjoy and don’t make everything about how you look and your weight and everything else so I felt sad”. 

I felt certain that many others would be in a similar situation, therefore it was also something I wanted to discuss. “I decided to share it through my Instagram post,” the actor continued. Thank You For Coming is his most recent Bollywood blockbuster.

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Continuous journey
Dolly, who rose to stardom on social media, acknowledges that she is still working on coming to terms with her physical appearance.

It has been a long journey, similar to every woman’s, she recalls. “It took me many years to really come to terms with the way I am, accept it if not love it,” she says. “Obviously, as a kid, you don’t really know, and then suddenly you’re very aware of how you look and how people perceive you and that you don’t meet the beauty standards.”

If I’m being absolutely honest, I believe that my true sense of contentment with my identity and appearance didn’t exist until I was around 25 or 26. Although the majority of days are wonderful, there are still bad ones. I think social media has definitely helped me a lot, she adds. “And honestly, I actually owe it to people on the Internet who follow me and say nice things because it has given me such a confidence boost and people who constantly put out such body positive content,” she says.

Not a simple procedure
In this passage, Dolly acknowledges that her journey towards self-acceptance has not been easy.

When asked about her greatest struggle, she responds, “I think the hardest part is to keep doing it and keep reminding yourself that what you have is great and of course you can be fitter and whatever your goal maybe, but that doesn’t mean that what you have right now, the body that is providing for you, is doing any less, or you should be hating it.” She also says that she has had to constantly pick herself up from pieces because it’s not like once you start loving yourself there are no bad days.

“Even though others may say otherwise, I think it’s difficult to constantly remind yourself that that’s not how it is,” she adds. “Because sometimes I try to look at my body as a friend and that’s when I start feeling bad for how I treat it sometimes or how I say mean things to it sometimes.”

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When you ask her if she feels totally at ease with your body right now, Dolly says, “It’s a journey..And while it might be a rollercoaster, I believe that as we get older and wiser, navigating the changing ways our bodies and skin look has become simpler, but the journey never ends.

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