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Pihu Sand

Wishful Shrinking

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed by Sushant Chhabria. Styled by Shweta Navandar. Hair and make-up by Jean-Claude Biguine, India

Pihu Sand made her acting debut as Lata Sharma, a plus-sized singer with stars in her eyes, in Fanney Khan (2018). The 22-year-old gives an honest account of how she was made to gain 20 kgs for the role and then pressured into taking it all off to sustain her relevance in an industry with demanding beauty ideals. Sadaf Shaikh, who continues to struggle with her fitness targets, weighs in...
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