Dusky beauties have a place in Bollywood: Tannishtha

Tannishtha...it’s Indian society which is close to certain kind of prejudice.

Tannishtha…it’s Indian society which is close to certain kind of prejudice.

Though the fair skinned actresses dominate the Bollywood the industry is also open to dusky beauties.

Brett Lee’s co-star in UnIndian Tannishtha Chatterjee says it’s the society which is biased but the industry always accepted dusky heroines like Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi and Kajol.

“I think we had accepted dusky beauties as well. We had Smita Patil, Shabana Azmi, Kajol, who is a huge star and Rani Mukerji we have always celebrated dusky very well. We also had actors like Aishwarya Rai Bachchan on the other hand. I think Bollywood is open for dusky beauty,” Tannishtha said.

The Chauranga star adds that “it’s the Indian society which is more close to certain prejudice”. “All cultures have certain biases and skin tone is one such bias,” she said. Known for her acclaimed performance in films like Parched, Angry Indian Goddesses and Gulaab Gang, Tannishtha says she is also keen to do typical Bollywood commercial entertainers.

“I love them and I would do them as well. I don’t think it’s the end of my journey. My upbringing has been different I grew up watching all kinds of cinema and my exposure has been diverse,” the 35-year-old said.

Talking about her co-star Brett Lee she says she was never a fan of him. “When I heard about the casting for the film, I initially thought he (Brett Lee) would be an Australian actor. I was told it is the cricketer Brett Lee…I was surprised,” Tannishtha told.

“It (meeting) was organic and seamless friendship. We had fabulous time working together. We had a great time shooting in Australia. Brett is witty, funny and a great guy,” she added. – CINEWS

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