“Cosmetic companies are trying to India into a nation of Albinos. No dark area on any part of the body except your heart maybe. Got a cream for that?
Taking cue from the above statement by the filmmaker, Abhay Deol has come out and vociferously excoriated the Hindi film industry’s fetish for fairness creams and beauty products.
Venting his displeasure and anger on almost every celebrity who has endorsed such cosmetics, Deol made it loud and clear that a comparatively darker skin can be equally beautiful and attractive.
Right from Deepika Padukone to Sonam Kapoor, Shahrukh Khan to Siddharth Malhotra, no one was spared from his harsh and brutal opinion.
And we are delighted and contented that someone finally hammered the nail exactly on the head. Come to think of it, all the actors and actresses seem to be smitten by white skin and beauty enhancing creams, but every year fight and vouch for a Black Lady- The Filmfare Award. Irony or Hypocrisy? You decide.
Meanwhile, here are some posts by the actor on his Facebook page-
If you look carefully he has some black dust on his forehead. It's only because he will be washing that off is the cream called "Fair and lovely".
And the King Khan himself asking you-(Translated)- "Being a man why are you are still using a women's FAIRNESS cream!?…
Um…this one's kinda hard to defend as it does say on the side of the packaging-"Indian women agree, skin looks…
His face is dark on the right only because that part of the paper was left exposed to the sun. They are clearly not…
Sonam Kapoor, however, seemed offended by his post and tweeted a picture of Deol’s sister, Esha Deol, herself endorsing such beauty products. What was meant to be counterattack ended up being another opportunity for the Twitteratis to severely troll Sonam Kapoor. So much so that she had to delete all her tweets directed to the actor.
Guess even the world of social media agrees with Deol’s fiercely honest opinions. Way to go Abhay Deol.