Meghna Raj has been a well-known name when it comes to the South Indian film industry. The actress has come a long way in her career spanning over 12 years and has been an inspiration to millions of young girls. But do you know that there was a time when Meghna was not happy with the way she looked. During her exclusive conversation with Pinkvilla’s Woman Up, the actress opened up about how she didn’t feel good about herself and how Malayalam film Beautiful turned out to be a turning point for her on the personal and professional front.

Meghna said, “When I did my first Kannada film, I was a bit chubby and everyone started pointing and saying ‘I think you should lose some weight’. But the Malayalam industry got me right. Accepted as I was. Actually, in Beautiful, it’s like me, like an oxymoron in that movie. Title is Beautiful, I like… I think my skin was really bad at that time, I had a problem with my weight but the first thing my director VK Prakash said was ‘I don’t want you to do makeup’. My hair is oiled in the film and I have absolutely no makeup, even a lip balm Neither is.”

Apart from this, Meghna also said that when she was not feeling good about herself, everyone was praising her de-glam look in the film. “Sometimes, it’s good to get validation from outside to push us. Even though I didn’t feel really good about myself, a film was definitely a turning point in my career and personally,” she said. said.

Meanwhile, Meghna is set to return to films after 2 years with Vishal’s yet-to-be-titled project. The actress had announced her husband Chiranjeevi Sarja’s birth anniversary last year.

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