Bollywood speaks out in support of Tannishtha Chatterjee
Tannishtha Chatterjee slammed a TV comedy show for mocking her dark skin tone. Source : WikiMedia, Angharad Woods Photograph: (WION)
A few days ago,actress Tannishtha Chatterjee was mocked for her dark skin-tone on an Indian comedy show. The actress was so deeply offended by the racist comments that she walked out of the show and expressed her resentment in an open letter on Facebook.
Here is how Bollywood backed her.
Actor Ajay Devgan stands against the racist comments :
"There has to be a limit to humour. We all have a sense of humour, we all accept jokes on us. The person who is cracking the joke has to draw a line and for that the mindset needs to be changed"
Source : PINKVILLA
Lisa Ray on the preconception of dark skin :
‘Even considering that dark skin is a joke comes from very deep prejudice.’ https://t.co/ynH9bcTu8h— Lisa Ray (@Lisaraniray) September 29, 2016
Nandita Das, who has previously endorssed a campaign called 'Dark Is Beautiful' expressed her disapproval :
To be sexist, racist, regressive is just not funny. It is not cool. These days prejudices seem to surface more... https://t.co/NzM6YUzkOQ— Nandita Das (@nanditadas) September 28, 2016
Singer Abhijit Majumder on dark skin vs dark heart :
Paresh Rawal adresses the issue in the most quirky manner :
Is it FAIR to talk about racism in this LOVELY country ? Think again n think hard ...— Paresh Rawal (@SirPareshRawal) September 28, 2016
The channel airing the show apologised to the actress on social media :
The actress reacted to the channel saying :
@ColorsTV thank you for reaching out. But it's not abt me . N this is not personal . It is abt a prejudice . I wish they had made fun of me— TannishthaChatterjee (@TannishthaC) September 28, 2016
Here is Tannishtha Chatterjee's exclusive interview on racism and stereotypes in India on WION's unreleased episode of Konversations
(Inputs from Devanshi Verma)