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Erica Fernandes opens up on being body-shamed in South film industry

Erica Fernandes has made an identity of hers by giving exceptional performances in shows like 'Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi,' 'Kasautii Zindagii Kay.'

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She has even contributed to regional cinemas with films like 'Ninndale,' 'Vizhithiru,' and a few other films. Although Erica Fernandes has good exposure

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she recalled her days of shooting for South films, where she was body-shamed and was asked to wear padding

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In a conversation with Bollywood Bubble, Fernandes added that she was thin-shamed, as she was skinny compared to whatever the makers expected her to or a South actress needed to be at that point.

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Erica asserted that they wanted voluptuous women, so they used to stuff her.

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She used to wear a lot of padding and that made her feel bad as she wasn't comfortable with it. For her it was compromising on her identity, not accepting the person she is. 

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The actress continued that they used to put thigh pads everywhere.

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Erica rose to fame with Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. She also featured in the new season of Kasautii Zindagii Kay. She played Prerna in the Star Plus serial.

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