Shalini Pandey, who is all set to make her Bollywood debut in the Ranveer Singh starrer "Jayeshbhai Jordaar", says she has always been confident of her physique and never paid attention to what people were saying about it.
Shalini, who shot to fame with her performance in "Arjun Reddy", says that she has never felt the pressure to look a certain way for the industry.
She said: "I have always been confident of my physique and I never really paid attention to what people were saying about it. I loved whichever phase I was in physically and never really put pressure on myself to be a certain body type."
She admits that women are unnecessarily scrutinised for how they look.
"I feel women are subjected to a lot of pressure to be a certain way physically and that's not right. So, I don't really look at this as a transformation. I look at it as a phase that has been achieved for how I needed to be seen on screen for my role. However, I'm happy about how I'm looking right now and feeling good in my head too," Shalini said.
She shared that she has been health conscious all her life.
The actress said: "I have mostly been a healthy eater almost all my life. I was always into sports and I started swimming since the 5th standard. I was into a lot of sports actually like badminton, volleyball and others. I was quite an outdoor kind of a kid. So yes, I have been a fitness freak ever since."
Talking about her weight loss, Shalini said: "For this particular weight loss, I got on a meal plan and luckily I was doing a film which required an immense amount of dance rehearsals that added to my weight loss.
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