‘Well-meaning’ relatives and friends often leave us seething in rage or embarrassment when they dish out sexist humour expecting everyone to laugh along. We all have acquaintances who think punch-down humour is okay.
But Vidya Balan is here to take them on in a video created in association with Big FM.
Balan, who has been body shamed countless times for defying mainstream ideals of beauty, is seen humming “Kabhi tu moti kahta hai, kabhi to chhoti kahta hai,” in the video, with an uncomfortable smile all too familiar for anyone who has had been given such discriminatory nicknames.
Balan takes on more than body shaming in the video and even makes a dig at skin-colour shaming that is rampant in our society as well before ending the video by highlighting the beauty in individuality.
The video has garnered several positive reactions on Twitter for being relatable as hell.