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Actress Neha Dhupia has responded to people fat-shaming her months after giving birth to her first child, daughter Mehr.

On Saturday, the former beauty queen tweeted an image of an article and its headline that read: “Neha Dhupia shocking weight gain post pregnancy”.

“I don’t owe anyone an explanation because fat shaming like this doesn’t bother me one bit,” she wrote in an accompanying caption. “But I do want to address this as a larger problem because fat shaming needs to stop for everyone not just celebrities. As a new mom I want to be fit, healthy and energetic for my daughter.”

Dhupia, who is married to actor Angad Bedi, said that she works out everyday.

“Sometimes twice a day because for me... fitness is a priority and not ‘fitting into’ society’s standards regarding looks,” she added.

“And I hope in the future people are kinder to each other while making such vapid and vile comments,” the 38-year-old said.

Dhupia and Bedi surprised everyone with their hush-hush marriage in May last year. They confirmed her pregnancy in August, a little over three months after their wedding.