Bollywood has a fetish for fair skin: Priyanka Chopra
Priyanka Chopra is considered to be one of the fearless babes on the Hindi film industry. She has not refrained from speaking her heart out, and yet presents her views with elegance. The dusky actress has made a shocking claim that Bollywood has a fetish for fair skin.
This revelation comes despite the fact that India has won three international beauty pageants in the form of Sushmita Sen, Lara Dutta and Priyanka herself. Moreover, the industry has had some sensational actresses in Shabana Azmi, Nandita Das, Kajol and Smita Patil. PC also says that looks are sadly given importance over talent in the industry.
She said this in an interview to a magazine. PC was quoted saying, “Looks do play an important role for any actor in mainstream cinema, and that is not restricted to our film industry alone.
But, if you go back to the history of Indian cinema and even today, you will see that Indian audiences are very accepting. “While we have had some of the most beautiful women and men grace our screens, we have also made superstars of ordinary people who cannot be classified as traditionally good- looking. At the end of the day, I believe, more than looks, it’s how you connect with the audience that matters “.
This certainly comes a sad fact, if true. Probably here in this case, Bollywood should follow the West, where dark actors like Halle Berry and Salma Hayek are given utmost respect and recognition. Hope that this “Fair and lovely” attitude vanishes from the cinema world, and from India on a whole.