My ‘Dusky’ skin attributed to my sex appeal apparently: Bipasha Basu posted in acclamation of HUL.

Actor Bipasha Basu, Richa Chadha, a gay Dell and many others, applauded Hindustan Unilever Limited for renaming their well-known product ‘fair and lovely’ in India.

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From the time I was growing up I heard this always,”Bonnie is darker than Soni.She is little dusky na?“Even though my mother is a dusky beauty and I look a lot like her.I never knew why that would be a discussion by distant relatives when I was a kid. Soon at 15/ 16 I started modelling and then I won the supermodel contest … all newspapers read … dusky girl from Kolkata is the winner.I wondered again why Dusky is my first adjective ??? Then I went to New York and Paris to work as a model and I realised my skin colour was exotic there and I got more work and attention because of it. Another discovery of mine:) Once I came back into India and film offers started… and finally I did my first film and from an absolute Ajnabee to Hindi film industry …I suddenly was accepted and loved. But the adjective stayed which I started liking and loving by then.DUSKY girl wows the audiences in her debut film. In most of my articles for all the work I did,my duskiness seemed to be the main discussion.. it attributed to my sex appeal apparently.And sexy in Bollywood started getting accepted widely.I never really understood this… To me sexy is the personality not just the colour of your skin…why my skin colour only sets me apart from the conventional actresses at that time.But that’s the way it was.I didn’t really see much of difference but I guess people did.There was a strong mindset of Beauty and how an actress should look and behave.I was DIFFERENT as it was pointed out. Didn’t really stop me from being and doing all that I loved. Well you see I was confident and proud of who I was from childhood.My skin colour didn’t define me … even though I love it and wouldn’t want it to be any different ever. Many skin care endorsements with loads of money was offered to me in the last 18 years ( some were very tempting)… but I stuck to my principle always. All this needs to stop. This wrong dream that we are selling … that only fair is lovely and beautiful when the majority of the country is brown skinned. It’s a deep rooted stigma. It’s a mammoth step from the brand… and other brands should follow in the same footsteps soon🙏

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In today’s competitive world of the film industry, struggling artists are facing too many rejections because of some or other physical appearances, but few of them have never given up attitude. One of those is personality is Bipasha Basu. On 26th June, Friday morning Bipasha Basu has posted on Instagram about her experiences, being a brown skin actress.

Bipasha uses to get comments on her dusky skin from her’s hometown and even long-distance relatives also. She has also said that people use to comment as” Bonnie is darker than Soni. She is a little dusky right?”. Over here Bonnie is Bipasha and Soni is her sister Bidisha Basu. When she has won supermodel contest, all round the news having headline as” Dusky girl from Kolkata is the winner” by which she amazed that she has got ‘Dusky’ as an adjective, with herself.

Bipasha Basu spoke about her skin tone.

Bipasha has said that she feels to be very fortunate to have her skin tone. Only because of that she has got eyeballs towards herself in New York and Paris during her works. According to her people in film, Industry believes that dusky skin shows the sex appeal look but for her it’s different and, she got works in Bollywood because of that only.

She has debuted in Bollywood by Ajnabee. After that, she has worked in many films in Tamil, English, Kannada and in TV shows. She has also won so many awards and honours. Bipasha has also claimed that during her career, she had not promoted any skincare products for being fair. She has never felt guilt about her brown skin. In last, she hoped that other company will also follow the HUL path.

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