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Yami Gautam on battling Keratosis Pilaris: Took years to accept and wear my confidence.



Yami Gautam recently took social media by surprise when she revealed that she is suffering from a skin condition called Keratosis pilaris. Yami had stated that she has been dealing with the skin condition since her teenage years and that there is no cure for it. Yami also shared a bunch of unedited pictures embracing her skin on social media.

After her post about acceptance and self-love went viral Yami Gautam opened up on going public with her skin condition, in a recent chat with Mid-Day. Spilling some beans on penning the post, Yami told that she felt liberated after writing the post. She said “Writing the post wasn’t difficult; it was liberating. The journey from the time when I learnt of my condition to the day I put the post out, was challenging.” 

“When people saw me at shoot, they would talk about how it should be airbrushed or concealed. That would affect me a lot. It took years to accept it and wear my confidence. I was overwhelmed to see the response to the post,” she further added.

Yami Gautam
Yami Gautam on battling Keratosis Pilaris

Keratosis Pilaris is a condition that causes rough patches and small, acne-like bumps on the skin.

In the said post, Yami shared unedited pictures from a photoshoot and wrote, “I’ve dealt with it for many years now and today finally, I decided to let go of all my fears and insecurities and found the courage to love and accept my ‘flaws’ wholeheartedly. I also found the courage to share my truth with you. Phew! I didn’t feel like airbrushing my folliculitis or smoothing that ‘under-eye’ or ‘shaping up’ that waist a tiny bit more! And yet, I feel beautiful.”

On the personal front, Yami tied the knot with director Aditya Dhar earlier this year in a private ceremony in Himachal Pradesh with her family and close friends.

On the work front, she was last seen in ‘Bhoot Police’ with Arjun Kapoor, Saif Ali Khan and Jacqueline Fernandez in lead roles. The film received mixed reviews from the audience and critics alike.

Next, she will be seen in Aniruddha Roy Chowdhury’s ‘Lost’. According to the makers, the film will attempt to highlight the issue of media integrity. Apart from this, she also has ‘Dasvi’ with Abhishek Bachchan and Nimrat Kaur.

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