Sonam Kapoor, the brand ambassador for an MNC cosmetic company, came up with her battle with bulge. She told The Times of India: “I didn’t feel awkward speaking about it on a public platform. It’s about time we started speaking and becoming comfortable about our imperfections.” Hrithik Roshan opted another way and talked about his chronic back pain in a non-filmi magazine.
Gaurav Kapoor in a very young age was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes, and now he is using his celebrity status to create awareness about the fatal disease. Kapoor said: “I want to help children to come to terms with it and not lose their confidence.” He also announced a Diabetes Survivor award with an NGO, as was reported in thoughtfulindia.
“Celebrities are seen as omnipotent characters. When they share their health problems, it sends across a message that being vulnerable is not a sign of weakness,” maintained psychiatrist Harish Shetty. Finally, the celebrity activism has started budding in India for a genuine cause. We are not living in an era, where illness was a shrouded secret, as we have come a long way from those days. It is sensible if we come up with our problem rather than suffering with it silently.