Abhay Deol is rarely seen making appearances and making statements but when he speaks, he doesn’t shy away from voicing his opinion. Abhay Deol who is otherwise not very active on social media gained everyone’s attention yesterday as he posted about actors endorsing fairness creams.
The very first post that Abhay wrote was, “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. Unfortunately if you look at matrimonial ads you will see how entrenched in our psyche this belief is. We even use the word 'dusk' to describe the colour of someones skin! While an individual may not be able to change this attitude in his/her community, he/she can at least start with the family.”
His first post mentioned about Nandita Das, wherein he spoke about her stand for dark skinned people.
And with that he subsequently posted a message with the snap of the actor endorsing fairness creams be it Shah Rukh Khan, John Abraham, Shahid Kapoor, Sonam Kapoor, Vidya Balan, Deepika Padukone, he took everyone’s reference.
Check out Abhay’s post below:
However, except Sonam none reacted or commented anything. Abhay’s co-star in films like AISHA & RAANJHANAA, Sonam Kapoor who never fails to speak her heart out gave it back to Abhay in a royal way!
Abhay’s cousin Esha Deol too was part of fairness campaign and endorsed a premium brand but Abhay didn’t mention her in the post. So our brave heart NEERJA girl posted Esha Doel’s snap and tagged Abhay and wrote, “I appreciate your concur with your views and would like to know your thoughts on this as well.
To which Abhay stood by his words and gave an unbiased reply, “Its wrong too, for my views read my post.”
And then they went on with war of words…However Sonam for reasons unknown deleted all the posts
Check out the screen grabs of Sonam’s posts below:
We wonder after Sonam voicing out, if other actors will also voice out their opinion!