Showbiz is not an easy place to be, especially if you are an actress. Ileana D’Cruz recently became the target of body-shaming, but she was not one to be bogged down by the negativity.

It began with Ileana’s decision to use the ‘Ask Me A Question’ feature on Instagram. One fan asked her if she has ever faced flak “for having an awkward body”.

Ileana’s response is winning the internet. “Firstly, I don’t have an ‘awkward’ body type. Nobody does. Secondly, yes I have been criticised for my body type. But I am trying to learn to love myself for who I am and not try to conform to someone else’s ideals,” she wrote.


The Phata Poster Nikla Hero actress also encouraged one of her “skinny” fans to love their body. “Curvy, slim, tall, petite… Everyone is unique and beautiful in their own way,” she wrote.

Meanwhile, on the work front, Ileana was last seen on the big screen opposite Ajay Devgn in Raid, which hit the screens earlier this year. The film raked in over Rs 100 crore at the box office.

She will be seen next opposite Ravi Teja in the Telugu film Amar Akbar Anthony, directed by Srinu Vaitla. Ileana had earlier shared screen space with Ravi Teja in Kick, nine years ago.