Bengali actress Swastika Mukherjee posted her views on body positivity on social media on Tuesday by sharing pictures from a recent bold photoshoot in which we see her wearing only a saree. The 40-year-old actress took to Instagram and posted photos where she can be seen showing her bare back and her curves, while expressing her opinion on body positivity in a detailed post in the caption. Swastika, in her recent post, revealed that the photos are not "filtered and polished", with the exception of the last one.


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Sharing the pictures, Swastika Mukherjee wrote, "Love thy handles." She added, "We live in a country where people in the glamour industry set unrealistic beauty standards & society is expected to follow them. Standards that make no sense to me. 'Every Body is beautiful' must find a definition beyond captions. It needs to be imbibed in our beliefs. The last picture in this post is the one we want to see from a fashion photoshoot. We have gotten used to filters & polished images where we don’t look like ourselves anymore. But I am old school. I love my body the way it is." 

Tagging her photographer Upahar Biswas, Swastika extended her gratitude to her for the photoshoot saying, "I cannot complete this without mentioning @upaharbiswas the photographer on this project who happily agreed to give the pictures without scrubbing them to perfection." She concluded with a message to her followers and said, "Caress the crevices of your body, handle them with love. If I can, you can too ❤️🌼" Check out her post below: 


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Swastika Mukherjee is a popular name in the Bengali film industry after having appeared in several notable films over the years since her debut in 2001 in Hemanter Pakhi. She gained major attention with her performance in the film, Mastan, in 2004, and subsequently landed roles in Bengali ventures like Anubrata Bhalo Achho, Aami Ashbo Phirey, Byomkesh O Agnibaan, Bhooter Bhabishyat, Ebar Shabor, Hello Kolkata, Jaatishwar, Kia And Cosmos, Saheb Bibi Golaam and The Stoneman Murders to name a notable few. Outside of her work in the Bengali film industry, Swastika also appeared in the late Sushant Singh Rajput-starrer Dil Bechara, including the hit Amazon Prime Video web series Paatal Lok and the ZEE5 show, Black Widows