Sameera Reddy’s underwater maternity photo-shoot spreads body positivity

The actor had earlier spoken about her struggle to lose weight.
Sameera Reddy’s underwater maternity photo-shoot spreads body positivity
Sameera Reddy’s underwater maternity photo-shoot spreads body positivity
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Actor Sameera Reddy, who is pregnant with her second child, took Instagram by storm after she posted photographs of her underwater maternity shoot. Dressed in a bikini and displaying her visibly pregnant belly, the actor posted the pictures with the following note: “I wanted to celebrate the beauty of the bump in my 9th month. At a time when we feel the most vulnerable, tired, scared, excited and at our biggest and most beautiful! I look forward to sharing it with you guys and I know the positivity will resonate because we all are at different phases of our lives with unique sizes and we need to love and accept ourselves at every level #imperfectlyperfect.”

In the pictures, which the actor posted on Thursday, she further said that she has not used any filters or Photoshop.

Sameera, who hails from Andhra Pradesh and made her debut in Hindi cinema in 2002, went on to star in Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam and Kannada films too. Her most memorable role is that of Meghna from Gautham Menon’s Vaaranam Aaiyiram in which she acted with Suriya.

Sameera got married to Akshai Vardai, who is from the motorcycle industry, in 2014. In fact, the two of them met each other when Sameera, who loves to ride motorcycles, was at an ad shoot involving bikes. Their first child Hans was born in 2015.

The actor, who is now celebrating body positivity, has spoken in the past about how the weight gain from her first pregnancy badly affected her confidence. Sameera went up to 102 kg and struggled to shed weight. The actor wrote on Instagram that it took her two years to get back to her original weight.


I touched 102 Kgs in May 2015, the month Hans was born and I’m not scared to admit it . It took me to the deepest darkest places in my head. My confidence shattered . And I couldn’t lose the weight for a year after because I was too scared to even step out . I disappeared because I didn’t have the strength to be judged by the world after all the years of being glam and fit on screen . But the beautiful part is that you can only hit your lowest low to know you can absolutely climb out of that hole . It’s a fight . A hard one . Took me 2 years more to lose the weight and to step out and face the world again but I wish I had the courage then. I did it naturally with no fad diets , no easy way out. Only with dedicated workout, yoga, pilates and strength training . It’s important for me to post this now because I need women to know the struggle is real . The mood swings , hormonal changes and losing your body shape can mess with your mind. It’s a superficial world and people can be hurtful if you don’t keep up . But the key is to be fearless. Only you can get out of that rut. It’s yours to change. Be brave . You can move mountains if you just will it . . . Special thanks to the best workout crew who also gave me the physical & emotional strength to get fit again @yogabypramila @adishroff @ivan_ultimatefitness @nyelakapadia & Kaizen Motafram my Pilates guru! love you guys . . #bollywood #mom #keepingitreal #weightlosstransformation #fattofit #pilates #postpregnancy #yoga #bodytransformation #fitness #fitnessmotivation #weightlossjourney #pregnancy #fitness

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The maternity shoot where she’s clearly embracing her body and the weight gain from the second pregnancy has struck a chord with many users who have applauded her for the pictures.

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