In an era when looking slim has become a major criterion for actresses in Bollywood, Kajol says she is lucky to have worked with Yash Chopra, the only director who never complained about weight issues of his female stars.
Kajol, 40, said that rather than asking his heroines to lose weight Chopra ensured they were well-fed on the sets.
Speaking at an event marking the 1000-week of YRF’s ‘Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge’, the actress said, “Yash ji was the only director who never asked his heroines to lose weight unlike today.
“While doing a movie everyone is very conscious about their weight and diet. But whenever I worked with him, he always made sure that actors ate properly,” she said.
Many actresses in Bollywood prefer to have a waif-like figure with Kareena Kapoor even dropping to size-zero for YRF’s ‘Tashan’. In the recent past, Sonam Kapoor, Sonakshi Sinha, Parineeti Chopra and Alia Bhatt have dropped oodles of weight for their movie roles.