“Tell me, am I looking fat in this?” – A question that a woman asks with her heart beating faster than a speeding car. And CRASHHH! is the result, should the man sheepishly admit “Uhh .. Yes! In fact, that dress does make you look a little fat!” So you can only imagine the plight of actress Amrita Raichand when she asked this question, not to her husband, but to the creative team of her historical show Shobha Somnath Ki on Zee TV and they … horror of all horrors … nodded, answering in the affirmative!!!
After checking her reflection in the mirror while getting ready, Amrita wondered if she has piled on the pounds and wanted a second opinion. So she turned to her trusted creative team for a quick shot of reassurance but to her dismay, she found them telling her the truth. “Yes! They told me I was looking fat!” said Amrita. “I’m glad they were honest though. In fact, it was a good reality check that helped me put things into perspective. No! I had not grown a size or two. I have been a regular at the gym and mind my calories too. But the woman I play is a 11th century queen and size zero was not exactly in vogue back then. So, it’s a fact, Maharani Gayatri Devi’s outfit is designed to make me look a tad more buxom and heavyset. So, if I’m looking plumper, it’s only by design. I am cool with consciously donning a certain look that is required of me for the role. As long as my fans find her persona striking and impressive on the whole, I don’t care if I look a size larger or two.” That’s the spirit, Amrita!