Nawazuddin Siddiqui highlights issue of racism in Bollywood

Nawazuddin Siddiqui highlights issue of racism in Bollywood news
img By Glamsham Editorial | 19 Jul 2017 15:01:58.0430000 IST

Bollywood has always been surrounded with serious allegations like nepotism, racism, casting-couch among other.

Another actor hinting at racism prevalent in Bollywood brought forward how discriminating someone on the basis of his color or looks can be hurting for that person. Yes we are talking about Nawazuddin Siddiqui’s latest social media post in which he poured out his heart.

The actor wrote, “Thank U 4 making me realise dat I cannot b paired along wid d fair & handsome bcz I m dark & not good looking, but I never focus on that.”

This came in when casting director of BABUMOSHAI BANDOOKBAZ Sanjay Chouhan apparently said in an interview that fair and handsome people cannot be cast opposite Nawaz. However, Sanjay denied having ever said that and stated that his comments were misconstrued.

Siddiqui in an interview to PTI was quoted saying, “People have their own perceptions. If a casting director thinks that he can’t cast a fair and handsome actor opposite me, it is his problem. I don’t focus or get bothered by what others think about my looks. But such things do hurt me.”

The actor further added, “It is not only about the film industry. This is the mindset of our society. In my village, whenever I said, ‘I want to be an actor’, people would say, ‘Have you ever seen yourself in the mirror?’ I have always been told that. But if you are focused, these comments don’t matter.

“People say get a fair wife… Why? Aren’t dark girls beautiful? In our society, there is this weird concept of beauty and good looks. This perception of conventionally good looking is forced on us.”