Kajol to young actresses: “Please retain your originality”

Sahar Junejo



Kajol has always been outspoken about changes in the film industry. She recently criticized the trend of young actresses getting cosmetic surgery, stating that it has resulted in a lack of originality.

In an interview with Zoom, Kajol shared why she thinks it’s important to stay true to yourself, “I think it’s especially important in todays day and age, where you’re constantly comparing yourself to somebody’s photoshopped version of themselves and then coming up lacking. I had a few people ask me what my advice would be to the people who are coming into the film industry. My advice would be to please retain your originality, because that’s the whole point of joining the film industry. You want to stand out in the crowd and you will not stand out if you’re constantly trying to find ways to look like somebody else or look like so many somebody elses. I really think we all have something original and amazing about us.”

Expanding on her perspective, she added, “I feel we are in a fabulous time right now as actors, where all kinds of people – all kinds of faces, sizes, even genders for that matter – are working on screen. People want to watch something amazing, something new, something quirky and something that will catch your eye. So I don’t see the reason for you to want to look like part of the furniture or like everybody else. If you want to stand out, be yourself. I think that’s the best advice I can give you and that applies to every kind of surgical procedure as well.”

Kajol is currently promoting ‘Tanhaji: The Unsung Warrior’, which will release on 10th January.