We all got offended and called it racism when the people of the West mistook Deepika Padukone for Priyanka Chopra. Actors like Abhay Deol voiced their opinion on Bollywood celebrities endorsing fairness creams and made many apologies for doing so. But, has society changed at all. We always call a tall and fair guy ‘hero’ but what about the short and dark guys? No compliments for them?
It’s not only that grooms want ultra-white wives but Bollywood also wants white celebrities in spite of the fact that Indians are brown. This time, a brilliant actor like Nawazuddin Siddiqui has become a prey of Bollywood’s racism.
Sanjay Chouhanand, the casting director of the film ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’, said,
Nawaz was on the project even before its inception. Later Chitrangada Singh who was roped in opposite Nawaz left the project abruptly. So we had to again hunt for the leading lady.
The actor, who has earned accolades for his commendable acting skills, had to become a victim of racism, but he didn’t stay quiet. In a hard-hitting tweet, Nawaz has given a befitting reply to ‘Babumoshai Bandookbaaz’ casting director’s comment.
Here’s what the actor tweeted:
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.
— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) July 17, 2017
But, Nawaz’s fans came forward in his support and that shows that for the fans it’s the talent that matters. Here’s how Tweeple reacted:
You’re one of the best & evergreen actors of Indian cinema.
— Syed Yahya Hussaini (@SYahyaHussaini) July 17, 2017
Who give a damn about looks.. Hero ko acting aani chahiye Smart to Salman khan bhi hai…
— Abhinav Singh (@abhinavkis2608) July 17, 2017
Haters got no taste.
— Meghnad (@Memeghnad) July 18, 2017
bhai shakal acchi walo ki films bhale 100 cr kama le par aapki filns dil jeetri hai hamari dil…. dil samjhte hai naa aap ❤
— bedardi raja (@CopyWalaTweet) July 17, 2017
+ The definition of good looks is so distorted here. Even crow sounds better than Saif Ali Khan & a 2YO pronounces btr than Varun Dhawan 🙄
— indian (@TheSortedChaos) July 17, 2017
You might be dark or not so good looking but surely you are more talented and hard working than those of fair n so-called handsome ppl.👍
— SAM (@BeingS4M) July 17, 2017
It’s Nawaz, and he does not give a damn!