This Article is From Nov 11, 2020

Tanushree Dutta Opens Up About Weight Loss, Says Was Body-Shamed In "Sneaky Ways"

"When I was maintaining a bigger body frame, I think a lot of people took that as an excuse to body-shame me," Tanushree Dutta said in an interview

Tanushree Dutta Opens Up About Weight Loss, Says Was Body-Shamed In 'Sneaky Ways'

Tanushree Dutta shared this photo (courtesy iamtanushreeduttaofficial )


  • "You can tell that they don't have their best interests," said Tanushree
  • She lost 15-17 kilos in five months
  • Tanushree is looking to make a comeback in films
New Delhi:

Actress Tanushree Dutta, who recently revealed in an Instagram post that she may be making a comeback in Bollywood, opened up about her weight loss journey in an interview with Times Now Digital. In the interview, the 36-year-old actress revealed that before her physical transformation, she was subjected to "sneaky ways" of body-shaming. "I think, in the last couple of years, when I was maintaining a bigger body frame, I think a lot of people took that as an excuse to body-shame me. Sometimes people can be really sneaky, you rarely come across people who outright call you fat. They said in sneak ways and that hurts you nevertheless," said Tanushree.

"You can tell that they don't have their best interests in me. They say it to put you down and make you feel bad. I did go through that emotional roller coaster," she added. In the interview, Tanushree added that she lost some 15-17 kilos over a period of five months, following a strict work-out routine and a no-carb, no-sugar diet. In September, she shared this photo of her leaner self on Instagram and wrote: "Hey there! 15 kgs later."

Hey there! 15 kgs later...

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Tanushree said that she decided to get back in shape keeping her comeback on the big screen in mind: "I was healthy and fit in terms of my body and shape, I was okay. I was not obese. For screen, I thought if I dropped a few pounds, I would look even better. So I started working on that."

The big secret of my 15 kg weight loss as many have been asking is intermittent fasting on alternate days! People on social media are just going berserk wondering what happened to me and how I lost so much. Well, Rome was not built in a day neither was my body. Took a year to get to this. So here it is folks; Along with a good healthy diet and regular exercise I'm following a holistic lifestyle. I start my week with a full day monday fast ( Shiva devotee! ) and live a holistic, organic, ayurvedic lifestyle the rest of week. I started this fast and a few other changes after I visited Mahakaleshwar last year. I consume eggs, non veg and dairy sometimes but mostly remain vegan. I let my spirit decide what to put in my body. I dont drink, smoke or do anything that harms my body and reduces its capacity to heal naturally. I drink lots of water except if I'm doing a full fast. I cheat sometimes on my daily routine once every few weeks for few days but jump right back in to discipline. Start my day with hot water n lemon, and end with a cup of hot green tea after dinner. Dinner is always before 8 or 9 pm latest. 30-40 min walk and 30-40 min of weight training or yoga almost everyday. Lots of fresh juices to keep energy levels up and lots of detox teas and green teas all day. I pray and meditate 3 times daily as has been my habit for years through many different religions, and despite my life circumstances try to keep a smile on my face and help others as much as I can. It's my whole lifestyle and a 360 degree attitude shift that has contributed to this positive change. There is no magic, no miracle, no secret so to say just a realization that I wanted the change so bad that I was willing to give up on a few things that were not serving me anymore. Certain attitudes, certain food habits and certain thought and habit patterns had lived out their expiry. Last but not the least someone up there surely loves me enough to keep giving me second chances in life to correct all the wrongs that I have endured! So this is His grace and His love manifest as my transformed body and soul. Still more to in progress folks! Need ur support, love and prayers too. Xoxo

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In an Instagram post earlier this week, Tanushree Dutta revealed that she's been getting work offers not only from Bollywood but also from the South film industry. Tanushree said she ditched a job opportunity in the US in favour of working as an actress and has returned to India for a brief stay: "I decided to not be hasty in changing my profession and re-consider what options I have in Bollywood."

Some old news doing the rounds that I'm doing an IT job in LA. I was infact training for in IT and had a fantastic IT job opportunity in the defence sector of the US Government. It was a very prestigious job opportunity as I have always had the discipline, integrity and determination of an army person so to work in this field in whatever capacity would have been an honour. But I didn't take it as I wanted to explore my artistic career again. The defence job based out of Nevada would eventually after the Pandemic would need me to shift out of LA/ NY and I would not be permitted to leave the US for 3 years. I would also have to sign a job contract for 3 years coz such national defence related US jobs usually have very high security clearance and permissions so they cannot have people in and out of employment. Since I'm an artist at heart who just happened to lose my way away from my craft due to some very very bad human beings and the trouble they caused me, i decided to not be hasty in changing my profession and re-consider what options I have in Bollywood. I have a lot of goodwill in Bollywood and Mumbai so I came back to India and will stay here for sometime and will work on some interesting projects. I have been getting some offers from Bollywood in terms of movies and web series and the Industry seems far more interested in casting me rather than my arch- enemies.( they only announce projects but none of their projects ever see the light of day & will not).At present I'm in touch with 3 big South film managers who are pitching me for Big budget south Projects as well as 12 Casting offices in Mumbai. There are powerfull Industry bigwigs who are giving me silent support in the background as they know the truth and are my wellwishers.There are also big production houses I'm talking to for projects in lead roles. The pandemic has just made shooting dates uncertain so I'm unable to make a concrete announcement. I recently shot a commercial advertisement in the beauty space and announced that I'm back to work. I'm looking good, getting back my sass as I've lost 15 kgs and there is a strong buzz amongst industry folks of my imminent return to acting! #🤞🤞

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In 2018, Tanushree Dutta set the #MeToo movement in motion in the Indian film industry after she named actor Nana Patekar in her account of a decade old sexual harassment case. Tanushree Dutta is best known for starring in films such as Aashiq Banaya Aapne, Chocolate: Deep Dark Secret, Apartment and Dhol.