“I just wanted fuller lips, I am my own sculptor!” Aashka Goradia speaks out on body shaming

Popular television actress Aashka Goradia Goble rose to fame with telly soaps like Kkusum, and reality show Bigg Boss. The actress has been in the news for sporting fuller lips for a while, recently admitted to getting a lip job. The actress who loves makeup shares her take on the society handing her the tags of being fake or plastic.

Unlike most of her contemporaries, the 32-year-old actress has no reservations about it. “My husband (Brent Goble) made me realise that there is nothing to hide. Yes, people will shame you but there is nothing to be ashamed of. I wanted to do something to my face, and that’s my choice. And I know that opening up sometimes is the only way to shut people up,” she reasons.

Aashka goes on to reveal that she always wanted fuller lips and would use lip liners before she decided to go in for the procedure. “I’ve always loved make-up, human faces and all that we can do with it. With technology I had the choice to do it even better and I went ahead with it. But the procedure was preceded by a lot of research,” she explains, adding, “I wish I had a sob story to tell you but there is none. I just wanted fuller lips and decided to go for them. But being asked things like, ‘How much plastic went into your lips?’ at a press conference with 20 people around is not how I would like to address it. I want to reiterate here that I decided to do something to my face and that’s my choice. I am my own sculptor, my own painter!”

With actors being prone to criticism, it is easier for people around to break their spirit. “Your judgments aren’t making you any superior and body-shaming others doesn’t build a community.”

She also cites of makeup has been a historical chapter. “Make-up has existed for over 7000 years and lipsticks for over 5000 years. We as people have always wanted to look better. There has to be a demand for the existence of supply. The thousands of beauty applications wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the demand. When a girl chooses to get something done on her face, why do we call her plastic?” she argues.

On her contemporaries who shy away from a sensitive topic as such, Aashka explains the stereotypical reason behind it. “It’s because the media and society label them as ‘fake’. I believe that real or fake attributes come from within. The choice to look better doesn’t make you fake or plastic.”

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