She expressed her disappointment about an article that claimed Ileana attempted suicide due to her body image issues and told an entertainment portal that it annoyed her with wrong assumptions.
Ileana who struggled with body image since she was almost 12-years-old, told Bollywood Hungama that she was once suicidal during a really low point in her life, but it had nothing to do with her body issues. “Those are two separate issues, so I didn’t like the fact that they clubbed them together like that ‘oh you know because she had body issues.’ I said, ‘no,’ not to say that if somebody else is going through something like that, you should downplay it,” she said.
Earlier, Ileana had shared an unfiltered picture of herself in a stunning red bikini on social media after deleting photo editing applications from her phone . Alongside the picture, she added a powerful note on body positivity that read, “So easy to get sucked into apps that get you to alter your body so effortlessly to make you look ‘slimmer,’ ‘more toned’ etc, etc, etc… Proud of the fact that I have deleted all those apps and chosen this instead. This is me and I am embracing, every curve, all of me.”
On the work front, Ileana will be next seen in ‘Unfair & Lovely’.