After Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter Suhana Khan had opened up about colourism, actress Chitrangda Singh had also emphasised on the need to end colour prejudice. She had shared a collage on Instagram and wrote, “Am brown and happy.” And now the Desi Boyz actress has opened up about losing modelling assignments because of her skin colour.
“I did lose out on modelling assignments. In fact, when I lost out on one ad in the initial days of my career, I was specifically told the reason as it had come down to selecting between two people for the part. Luckily, the audition that I did for a product was seen by Gulzar saab, who got me on board for his music video. I realised that not everybody goes out looking for white-skinned people here,” Chitrangda Singh told Bombay Times.
Chitrangda also talked about facing biases on the basis of her dusky complexion while she was growing up. “I know the feeling of living life as a girl with dusky complexion. This is not something that people will say directly to your face. You can only sense it. I have been through the biases, especially while growing up in the north,” she said.
Chitrangda was last seen doing a cameo in Ghoomketu. She had earlier shared two black and white pictures of herself sporting vintage hairstyle and make-up. Chitrangda portrays a stereotypical Bollywood heroine shooting a song.
Directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra, Ghoomketu is a comedy-drama from the viewpoint of a budding writer played by Nawazuddin Siddiqui, struggling to make it big in the film industry in Mumbai. The film also features filmmaker Anurag Kashyap as a corrupt cop and actors Ila Arun, Raghubir Yadav, Swanand Kirkire and Ragini Khanna in pivotal roles.
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