Despite the breaking of stereotypes within the fashionable global, it sort of feels that Bollywood continues to be caught in the similar previous stagnant position that judges other people in response to their attractiveness and bodily traits. With the premature passing away of Sushant Singh Rajput, regardless of nepotism drawing serious flak, all of the warmth boiled down lovely quickly and it sooner or later grew to become down right into a slugfest of media and commoners to turn out Rhea Chakraborty as a perpetrator, if now not for the homicide however with one thing else possibly, no matter fuels the steam of their sails.
In relation to this, one incident should be gravely highlighted which is not an uncommon phenomenon in Bollywood, yet it’s important to pin-point. In a confab between the talented actor Rajkumar Rao and the renowned Farah Khan on a Youtube channel named Film Companion, Rajkumar was asked how he was often rejected for roles due to his dark complexion.
When Rajkumar was asked about his pores and loopholes, along with his dark skin tone, he emotionally remarked:
“I didn’t use Fair and Lovely. I was very proud of my skin colour. I am an actor. I am not here to sell my fairness. I used to laugh, actually. I found those people so ignorant. So regressive. They are still stuck in that era – hero matlab gora chitta, 6 foot.”
This confab was sailing on a pleasant mood until Rajkumar went deeper into his probe of getting rejected for several roles due to his dark complexion and skin flaws. Back in his struggling days, he was once snubbed for not looking like a Parsi to play a role of such one.
In this regard, Farah Khan, who herself is a Parsi dived in with a very prejudiced remark, telling Rajkumar:
“But you have to look like a Parsi, no?”
Taking down the insult in a very light and calm mood, Rajkumar mentioned how the star actor Naseeruddin Shah had previously performed a Parsi Role regardless of now not being from that particular neighborhood.
Farah Khan dived in deeper with her prejudiced thoughts and further replied:
“He has a Parsi nose. He looks exactly Parsi and behaves Parsi also.”
Moving beyond that, she irked with her paucity of smart reply and added:
“But sometimes it is also to do with how you look. If you are playing an African-American, you can’t play it.”
Response to Farah’s ‘overtly witty’ remark, Rajkumar mentioned that playing any particular role rests on a person’s aptitude and not looks anymore.
Moving further below her already established ‘discriminatory’ personality, she again questioned Rajkumar:
“Terko Nepali ka role denge toh?”
It appeared that up to Farah Khan was once opening her mouth, she was once exposing her illiteracy about excellent motion pictures and a deeply-rooted prejudice towards black other people. Rajkumar Rao as soon as once more silenced her on her ultimate query through pronouncing that Amir Khan portrayed the position of a Nepali fellow with out the physiognomy.
No subject how ahead we cruise, it sort of feels that our brains will all the time be entrenched in the dead of night ages with our trendy outfits on.