‘Why only women trapped, attacked when it comes to cosmetic enhancement?,’ asks ‘Bigg Boss 13’ contestant Koena Mitra
The OG ‘Saki Saki’ girl Koena Mitra who has been away from the limelight for a few years is back and how! She is one of the inmates on Bigg Boss 13 which premiered on Sunday and is hosted by Salman Khan. She has been a part of several films which include Musafir, Ek Khiladi Ek Haseena, Insan, Apna Sapna Money Money, Aggar, Anamika among others. Koena has also been in the news for reports of her plastic surgery gone wrong.
During a recent interaction with Bombay Times, when she was asked about it, Koena stated, “I want to ask you this question. This is the worst-kept story of our industry. Many have done it and many do it, but no one talks about it, as if it’s a crime or a sin. It’s a part of my story, so I didn’t mind talking about it. I gave statements and that’s why yeh peecha nahi chhodta.”
She further said, “Even though it’s been eight-nine years since people don’t stop asking me about it. Also, why are only women trapped and attacked when it comes to cosmetic enhancement? You are fine with 60 and 50-year-old men from our industry with no wrinkles and a head full of hair looking like they have returned to their 20s! The film industry is extremely kind and welcoming and never stopped offering me work. I may not have taken something up because of creative disagreements or quality of work.” On being quizzed if she is up for a discussion on this topic in the house, Koena replied, “Depends on how they ask the question. If it’s an attack, they won’t get any attention. If it’s out of curiosity, I won’t mind sharing it and I will repeat what I have said before. Personal attack hai toh they won’t get what they want. It’s my body, my face, my life, my story and no one else’s business.”