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Mass appeal: Indian plus-size actors defy stereotypes with bold theatre

They take aim at thinness-obsessed Bollywood and sexualised dancing, along with eating a large, creamy cake

AFP

A group of Indian plus-size actors and their theatre troupe, the Big Fat Company, are confronting stereotypes head-on with their own brand of provocative drama, which includes gorging on cake onstage.

The troupe, formed in 2017 in Bangalore and which recently performed in Delhi for the first time, wants to fight prejudice – not just in the film industry but in society as a whole.

“The future of the Big Fat Company is to become obsolete because we shouldn’t exist,” founder Anuradha HR, 41, said at the Old World Festival at the Indian Habitat Centre...

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