Actress Parineeti Chopra, who has received mixed response for her new look, said that she is endorsing fitness and health.
The 27-year-old Hasee Toh Phasee said she wanted to have "better stamina" and hence worked out to shed the extra kilos. (Also Read: Parineeti Chopra's New Look Wins Twitter. Everybody But the Trolls)
"That (criticism) is absolutely bizarre. Being thin is a different thing. I wanted to have better stamina and control over my body. I am not endorsing being thin, I am endorsing being your fittest self," the actress told reporters at the Stardust Awards in Mumbai.
Talking about her weight loss, Parineeti added she is happy that the result of her hard-work is showing.
"It's good because ever since I've become an actress people used to talk about my weight in a different way. I wanted to work on my body and I got six to eight months to work on it. I am glad results are showing," she added.
Parineeti was last seen in the 2014 film Kill Dil.