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#10YearChallenge: Shruti Haasan, Chinmayi Sripada, Deepika Padukone & Other Celebrities Post Then & Now Pictures

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The #10yearchallenge has taken social media by storm. People are posting pictures of themselves from 2008-09, and some from the decade before that. They’re all telling us how these years have been.

From cinema, Vishnuu Vishal, Varaxmi Sarathkumar, Raashi Khanna, Shruti Haasan, Chinmayi Sripada, Harish Kalyan, Ashna Zaveri, Khushboo Sundar, Mandira Bedi, Deepika Padukone, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor and many other celebrities have shared their then and now photos in the last two days.

Tamil and Telugu actor Raashi Khanna’s post was unlike the others’. She shared a picture from her school days and said that as a child, she was bullied in school, and “It made me wonder how shallow some people can get.”

She said it did not affect her mentally because she knew there was a lot more than physical appearance, and she never thought she was not good enough. “And so, ten years later, here I am living my dream,” she wrote.

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Straight from the heart: I was always bullied and body shamed at a certain point in my life and it only made me wonder how shallow some people can get. It never affected my mental health and that was because I imbibed a certain set of values, by my parents and grandparents, as a child that there is so much more to me than just my outer appearance and so I never let anyone make me believe that I wasn’t good enough. They showered so much love on me and that gave me so much strength and an ambition to make them proud one day. So, I always held my head high and worked on my strengths silently, forever believing in myself. I loved myself then and I love myself now and it has nothing to do with the way I look. Not to me. And so, ten years later, here I am, living a dream. All I hope today is that I atleast touch someone’s heart and make you believe that you are special in your own way and never let anyone make you believe otherwise.. ❤️❤️ lots of love to you all! ?? #10yearchallenge

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Vishnuu Vishal said that between 2009 and 2019, “My life evolved but deep down my emotions remain the same… thanks to my parents in shaping me up as a human.”

Varalaxmi Sarathkumar shared two pictures from 2009, and two from this year – from her TV show Unnai Arindhal and a photoshoot of her film Raja Paarvai.

Singer Chinmayi Sripada said that 10 years back, her career was slowly beginning to get better when Sahana released. “‘Varayo Varayo’ had released; people thought, oh she can sing. Blue Elephant was putting food on my plate and happily so.”

She said, “I was in the midst of hosting Super Singer and being an RJ with a morning breakfast show. Life was happy, tough, miserable, successful, desolate and good, all in one.”

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10 years ago. I lived in a miserable apartment in Saligramam with neighbours that harassed everyday. We’d find eggs, the head of a rooster and random bead-necklaces at my doorstep in a way of scaring us away from the apartment that some neighbors were competing to buy. Only respite was our landlord who stood by us like a rock. My career was slowly getting better as Sahana had happened. Varayo Varayo has released; people thought, oh she can sing ?. Blue Elephant was putting food on my plate and happily so. 🙂 I was in the midst of hosting Super Singer and being an RJ with a morning breakfast show. Life was happy, tough, miserable, successful, desolate and good, all in one. I met the erstwhile CM JJ at her residence and remembered being awed by her. I blabbered, made her laugh because I am sure I amused her no end. Told her about a word called ‘thulped’. Still remember how she giggled. 10 years on, I am a better person, I learned to not hold grudges, get wayy less angry, learned (still learning) to choose to be the better person. #10yearchallenge

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Shruti Haasan shared a picture of her with bangs 10 years back.

Ashna Zaveri of Vallavanukku Pullum Aayudham, and in her latest – Ivanukku Engeyo Macham Irukku.

Anjana Rangan, the popular VJ said, “From a girl stepping into adulthood to a complete woman, 10 years has a been a roller coaster ride.”

Vijay TV’s Kalakka Povathu Yaaru VJ, Rakshan.

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#Rakshan #10yearchallenge @vijaytelevision

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The Pyaar Prema Kaadhal, Poriyaalan (2014) and Vil Ambu (2016) Tamil actor Harish Kalyan.

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#10yearchallenge Here you go ?

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The Soodhu Kavvum actor Ashok Selvan.

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#10yearchallenge ?

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Padma Lakshmi did a #20yearchallenge, and said, “Me after a sip of coconut water.”

Actor Vijayalakshmi Ahathian said she turned from ‘I care a damn girl’ to an ambitious woman.

Actor Bhagyaraj’s son Shanthanu Bhagyaraj posted a 2019 picture with his wife.

Theatre, film actor and comedian Vidyullekha Raman said, “My dreams were soo different 10 years ago.
Fast forward and here I am entertaining you all and making fans across the world laugh.”

She is best known for her supporting role in Gautham Menon’s 2012 Neethaane En Ponvasantham.

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If you had told me 10 years ago that I would become a known comedian in South Indian movies I would have probably laughed at your face. If you had told me I would win awards, be loved in a language that’s not my mother tongue and spend time in a city that’s not my home, I would have thought you were nuts. My dreams were soo different 10 years ago. Fast forward and here I am entertaining you all and making fans across the world laugh. Never let anyone dim your spark with negativity. Never let anyone make you feel like a loser who won’t achieve anything in life. I was always the chubby girl who no one took seriously. I was made to feel that way but it was only incentive to prove them wrong. The challenge was accepted and the challenge was conquered. #tenyearchallenge

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Others from the South to participate were actor-politician Khushboo Sundar, actors Bindhu Madhavi, Sunainaa, TV star Niharika Konidela, Kalidas Jayaram, Reshmi Menon, Sneha Ullal, musician Kebah Jeremiah cricketer-actor Sreesanth.

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2009-2019❤️❤️❤️

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#10yearchallenge Actually more like #15yearchallenge ?

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#10yearchallenge #happy #time #fly #hardwork #dedication

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#the10yearchallenge So much has changed ?

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#10yearchallenge #firstpostofnewyear2019

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Among the first celebrities to take up the #10yearchallenge were Reese Witherspoon, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Biel and others. In Bollywood, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Twinkle Khanna were the big stars who posted pictures.

Deepika shared a back-to-school picture of her carrying a lunch bag.

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back to school…? #Chhapaak

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Sonam Kapoor posted two pictures from Delhi 6 and her upcoming Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga.

Twinkle Khanna posted an 18 years-of-marriage-with-Akshay Kumar picture – of Ranveer Singh kissing Akshay Kumar, and said, “What did your husband give you for your anniversary? Unfortunately he didn’t even give me a freshly wrapped Mr Singh just kept all the hugs for himself.”

Huma Qureshi posted a ten years later poster of Kate Winslet.

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#10yearchallenge

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Bipasha Basu, who is working on her next film Aadat, said, “Love how life makes us all go through so many phases… even in the way we look… I have no reason to complain.”

Others to take part were Preity Zinta, Diana Penty, Mandira Bedi and Aisha Takia.

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At least the posture got better!! ?#10yearchallenge

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