Soma Rathod, who is best known for her role as Ammaji in popular TV show Bhabiji Ghar Par Hain, has opened up about her struggle in the industry. The 37-year-old actress revealed that unlike other actors she didn’t have to lose weight but instead had to gain weight for getting work. She also went on to mention that more than anything else it is an artist’s talent that makes all the difference.
Speaking to ETimes, Soma said that back in the day she was neither thin nor fat. Given her size she used to only give auditions for the roles that demanded a moderate body type. Since her body type fell in the mid range bracket, she got rejected many times. The idea of gaining weight was given to her by a friend who was of the opinion that if she put on more weight she would at least fall in the category of oversized actors which would probably lead to more work. Soon after, she gained weight and was shortlisted for different roles.