India is the country that promotes ‘fair, skinny and tall’ are the minimum qualifications that you require to be beautiful. From the moment you step into the world, you are told that Kala Chashma Jachda Hai Gore Mukhde Te’ and we never dared to question ‘why?’ Beauty is something that comes from within. Everyone is beautiful in their own way. Everyone should be taught to embrace the way they are built and the day people start believing it is the day when the invention of makeup and filters would seem useless and the perfectly photoshopped celebrity culture would come to an end.

Bollywood actress, Sameera Reddy recently shared a video on Instagram which we cannot stop praising as it talks about being ‘imperfectly perfect’. She could be seen flaunting her baby bump with a no-makeup look in the video. She captioned it, “This is the real me! Almost ready to pop! I know I’ll bounce back and I’m not afraid of being judged I wanted to share how I looked without makeup and my morning face and how it’s important for me to celebrate it! #imperfectlyperfect Thank you @namratasoni you’ve been amazing.” Check out the video:

Sameera is nine months pregnant with her second child and her Instagram tells that she is enjoying every single day of her pregnancy. In an interaction with SpotboyE, Sameera shared she was conscious and shy about her weight during her first pregnancy. But the second one has taught her to embrace it. Sameera said, “In my first pregnancy, I was very shy and thought about a lot of things but now I feel it’s very different. I remember I used to cover up a lot during the first pregnancy now I’m like bring it on. I can also be hot when I’m pregnant. So, it’s just a matter of mindset.”

A few days ago, the actress posted pictures from her underwater maternity photo shoot.

In an interview with IANS, she stated “From being that ‘s**y Sam’, I went to this. I put on 32 kg up to and couldn’t recognize myself. I was a complete mess. I would leave the house and they said, ‘Is this Sameera Reddy? What happened to her?’ That pushed me into a further hole. Everyone knew I was feeling depressed, but I was a good mother.”

She added “To top it all, I got this auto ailment called Alopecia areata, which made me lose patches of my hair after almost six months of giving birth. But it did not have anything to do with my pregnancy. I worked very hard. I got help in terms of therapy and understood that I was lost and confused as a person. What I was as an actor and where I am today as a mother and a wife.” She also revealed the pressure she had as an actor, “There is so much pressure upon us as actors or people in the public eye to portray we have this unreal life. I was also buying into it and trying to provide it to it as an actor. I was also trying to keep up with that and say, ‘Hey! look at I am so perfect’. (But) I was the poster girl of what pregnancy shouldn’t be.”

Sameera, soon to be mommy is winning our hearts with her opinions of such matters. What do you think?