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Bollywood Movies: Before ‘Double XL’ these films have also shown a mirror to the society, talk has been done on body shaming

3:04 YouTube Double XL (Official Trailer) Sonakshi Sinha, Huma Qureshi

by Soumadeep Bagchi

These days Bollywood actress Sonakshi Sinha and Huma Qureshi’s upcoming film ‘Double XL’ is in discussion. As the name suggests, this film raises the issue of body shaming. The film will release on 4 November 2022. Through this film, an attempt has been made to put forward a serious issue like fat phobia in a light-hearted manner. Apart from Sonakshi, the film also stars Zaheer Iqbal and Mahat Raghavendra in lead roles. Let us tell you that ‘Double XL’ is the story of two plus size women. The film questions the standards set by the society for women. By the way, this is not the only film in which issues like fat shaming, body shaming have been talked about. Before this, the mirror has been shown to the society in other films. Let’s know…

Dum Laga Ke Haisha

Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar’s 2015 film is based on the relationship between husband and wife. It is shown in this film that due to the overweight of the wife, her husband does not have respect for her. Not only this, due to overweight, there is a rift in their marriage. In the film, actress Bhumi Pednekar is shown fighting for her rights and herself in the role of wife.

Fanney Khan

The film, which came in the year 2018, is based on the story of a father-daughter. A father dreams of making his overweight daughter a singer. However, his obesity becomes a hindrance in living his dreams. In the film, a father sees his daughter’s inner beauty while the world questions her outer beauty. In such a situation, Fanney Khan decides that he will continue to make his daughter a singer. He succeeds too. The film is full of emotions and hurts the stereotypes of the society.


The film starring Shah Rukh Khan and Anushka Sharma also raises the issue of body shaming. Shahrukh Khan played the role of a dwarf man named Baua Singh in the film. Due to his height, Bau Singh faces many obstacles in finding a life partner. Boua Singh meets scientist Afia (Anushka Sharma), who is suffering from cerebral palsy. The film shows that none of us is complete.


Ayushmann Khurrana’s 2019 film ‘Bala’ explores the issue of body positivity for both men and women. The film depicts the story of a man who is troubled by the problem of baldness. At the same time, Bhumi Pednekar is in the role of a woman whose skin complexion is dark. However, it doesn’t matter to them. The issue of apartheid has also been raised well in the film.

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