Sanam Jung’s position in Expensive Mona has been within the limelight for the previous few months. The serial revolves round a plus-sized lady who has a tough time assembly society’s standard requirements of magnificence.
In a latest interview with BBC Urdu, Jung talked about how relatable Mona’s character is for individuals in all places, even celebrities.
“Celebrities are anticipated to look gorgeous on a regular basis and they need to because it’s part of their job,” the Dil-e-Muztar actor stated within the interview. “I by no means see outsized actors onscreen. It has extra to do with our business because it’s nonetheless evolving. Having a thin physique makes it simpler so that you can enter showbiz as a result of it suits the perfect imaginative and prescient of magnificence and makes everybody pleased as properly. It’s additionally extremely troublesome for a more healthy particular person to get styled in our enterprise.”
Jung then went on to element how Expensive Mona stands out from the remainder of the dramas on tv. She stated, “Expensive Mona doesn’t comply with the tropes of mainstream tv. Nothing that entails individuals falling in love, or dishonest on one another, nor does it deal with moms rejecting their son’s real love or getting their kids married with out consent. Pyari Mona focuses on psychological well being, melancholy and physique positivity.”
The actor was pleased to note that the viewers has managed to forge a private relationship along with her newest providing. “I do know so many individuals who’ve come as much as me and stated, ‘Sanam, that is my story’. Even in the present day I visited a salon and a lady there stopped me and stated, ‘Thankyou for doing this present, Sanam, that is my story’. Everyone seems to be referring to it and I like it!”
Upon being requested why she rejected the script when it was initially provided, the previous Jago Pakistan Jago host defined that she was not sure concerning the public’s response to her character.
“It was the second time that I realised that that is my story and I have been via it. I have never skilled what Mona did along with her family however the different struggles she confronted in society are fairly relatable for me. I additionally realised by this level that like me, many people might need gone via the identical trauma Mona did,” she shared.
The goodbye actor recalled how she too confronted criticism for placing on weight after the start of her baby. “I gained a whole lot of weight after having my daughter Alaya. And naturally, I did not cease working after her start and was nonetheless recording my present day by day. So, at any time when the photographs of my present had been posted on social media, the remark sections would get flooded by derogatory taunts like, ‘Cow’, ‘Buffalo,’ or ‘Fats’. Many individuals even informed me to cease working and depart the leisure business due to my physique.”
Ultimately, the remarks about her physique weight drove her into melancholy. “I used to surprise about such feedback and the way they count on me to depart my job. I understood I work onscreen, however what concerning the people in places of work, ought to they depart their jobs too simply because they’re fats? Ought to all obese individuals simply stay hidden inside their houses? These ideas used to make me actually depressed,” the starlet stated.
Earlier than concluding the dialog, Jung talked about her husband who helped her achieve confidence in herself. “I received upset to the purpose that I informed my husband I’m quitting. I additionally hinted to my boss that I don’t really feel the identical about being on display. I used to be embarrassed due to the way in which I regarded and I do not assume anybody else ought to maintain that energy to make you are feeling embarrassed and insecure. In response to my restlessness, my husband informed me, ‘You aren’t the primary lady to provide start, it occurs, and our bodies change with time. You may get again in form too, simply be assured in your personal sneakers as you are lovely.
Setting the report straight
Throughout the interview, Jung additionally clarified many speculations about Pyari Mona. The primary was about her ‘fats swimsuit’ for which the star landed in a heated controversy again in November 2022. Taking the possibility, Jung defined how she by no means wore a fats swimsuit and in reality, gained weight for this venture. “Okay, so once I accepted the position for Mona, I used to be requested to achieve 20 kilos and at first I stated no, however then I realised that it was essential for me to achieve weight. We did have a physique swimsuit fabricated from cotton however it did not match me proper. So I gained 5 kilos as a substitute, then just a few extra till my director was glad with Moná’s look,” Jung clarified.
She additionally said that Expensive Mona doesn’t allow the stigma related to marrying single dad and mom. “The present does not vilify anybody however explains Mona’s character intimately. Her household did not even make an effort to discover a appropriate partner for her. They simply discovered a single father and offered him to her as the one choice and that was what Mona took as an offence. It has nothing to do with the taboo, however the character’s state of affairs,” Sanam defined.
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