, Thursday, 13 April 2017
Bollywood actor Abhay Deol has criticised other actors for endorsing fairness creams, including Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan and Deepika Padukone after BJP leader Tarun Vijay’s racist comments on a TV news debate. The 41-year-old actor took to Facebook, where he posted a number of celebrity ad campaigns, criticising Bollywood as well as the country’s obsession with fairness, post Vijay’s remarks without naming him. The actor further said it is difficult for one person to make a difference to the world about the racist attitude, but one can always start with their near and dear ones. “There’s a lot more of these campaigns that are blatantly, and sometimes subtly, selling you the idea that whiter skin is better than darker skin. No one at the top of their game in any field is going to tell you that it is demeaning, false, and racist. “You have to see that for yourself. You have to stop buying into the idea that a particular shade is better than others... While an individual may not be able to change this attitude in his/her community, he/she can at least start with the family,” wrote Deol.