Undyed hair, dancing with her kids, re-learning self-love: this is Sameera Reddy


When Sameera Reddy turned mom for the primary time, she took time to grasp what her physique and thoughts had been going by means of.

She was in no hurry to pose in a bikini, speaking about shedding being pregnant weight and straightforward methods to look match. “Post-partum depression is real and while I was told about it, I wasn’t sure what to expect,” says Sameera, who is at the moment making waves on social media with her trustworthy movies on parenting, operating a house and spending lockdown time with her mother-in-law aka ‘Sassy Sasu’ of their movies.

Having been away from social media for 3 years put up being pregnant, the 39-year-old was nervous about slipping away from the picture individuals might need had of her. “Truth be told, I went into hiding. I felt pressured to adhere to how people wanted me to look. That was a struggle. By the time my first-born, Harsh, was three years old, I realised I had missed out a lot. As a result, when I was pregnant with Nyra, I started recording every small thing in my imperfect world. I started accepting everything around me and I didn’t feel burdened the way I felt during Harsh’s time,” shares Sameera over cellphone, at the same time as we hear little Nyra starting to cry. Sameera excuses herself for a minute at hand over Nyra to her mother-in-law and joins proper again.

She continues, “All of us struggle to live up to the image that’s drawn for us. Perfect body, perfect skin, perfect house — we are put in a frame with a picture that ‘others’ decide for us. If we work to live up to just that, when will we do what we like? I decided to carry on with how I wanted to be. The previous Sameera did everything under pressure; it was a glamorous life. This was my second chance to be honest with myself and to be who I really am,” she says.

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The picture lure

When Sameera posted her first video after popping out of ‘hiding’, she felt liberated. She didn’t reply to trolls. “I was happy in my imperfectly perfect world, giving the real me a chance to discover myself. There was no need for anyone to show me the mirror nor make me aware about it. So when people pointed out that I should colour my hair, I laughed. I have been grey since I was 20 years old! I will colour my hair next when I want to. Then the lockdown happened and we found ourselves cooped up in our apartment, along with my mother-in-law,” she says.

Free of the trimmings related with the picture of a glamorous actor, Sameera was able to discover new issues. Now, her movies are lapped up not simply by new mothers but additionally by a era youthful than her. What appeals to them is the non-sermonising strategy.

“To be trustworthy, my movies are for myself. I didn’t have a look at social media as a car for my comeback. With no nanny for each my children, and no assist in the course of the lockdown, a comeback is the very last thing on my thoughts. I’m comfortable sharing my life and my sasu’s superb meal fixes,” she provides.

Banter over ‘rotla’

On her mother-in-law, Sameera admits, “The lockdown has actually passed off well because of my mother-in-law. We have this banter between us all day long and I enjoy her company. She (Manjiri Varde) lets me be and is very vocal about certain things I do, without being judgemental . As the lockdown continued, we cooked and thought of recreating a new recipe with leftovers. That’s how we shot the ‘rotla’ video (chapati with leftover rice),” she laughs.

Sameera at current is comfortable filming straightforward meals movies with her mother-in-law and her children and nonetheless doesn’t take into account herself as a content material creator.

Does she nurse any peeves? “Self-love comes first and in it is the goal to stay fit. I am not able to continue my fitness and diet routine but I am doing whatever I can to keep myself fit and strong. And when I say fit, it doesn’t necessarily mean I am aspiring for a particular look. I would say ‘be crystal clear with your thoughts and decide to be either black or white’ and avoid being in the grey area.”

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