Many people in India look up to Bollywood celebrities and idolize them. There are a few celebs who have proved time and again that they are more than just their looks and their talent. People count on some of these stars to also be aware of current affairs and social issues that exist in society and be really sensitive about them and speak up about them. Sara Ali Khan recently featured in an advertisement where she can be seen busting stereotypes about being a proper lady and she was hailed by many for that. Thing is, they have a wide reach and anything they stand up for, does reach a larger audience. Considered one of the ‘woke’ and intelligent stars of this gen, Sara Ali Khan’s recent comments on colorism in India seem rather ignorant.
Sara Ali Khan recently spoke at ‘We The Women’ event in Bangalore, in conversation with journalist Barkha Dutt. A woman from the audience asked Sara whether she liked going to the beaches and being tanned, and mentioned that skin color has made a lot of women in India suffer. Sara said that she loves going to the beaches and it has nothing to do with being tanned. She further commented, “If you wanna be tan, just put some on some bronzer, and if you wanna be fair, put on some powder. I don’t think it is the end of the world. It shouldn’t define you.” That’s not where it ends. She further adds, “This whole chatter about skin color…If I wanna look dark, I’ll just spray paint myself.” ALSO READ: Sara Ali Khan On Being A Star Kid, 'People Are Waiting For Us To Make A Mistake'
Barkha Dutt prompted, “What about dark people who are under enormous pressure to look fair?” Sara Ali Khan’s reply was “What is pressure? At the end of the day, you should have the confidence. There is a higher probability and success rate for you to attempt to change yourself, than the world, because they are not going to change."
Sara Ali Khan’s comment about attempting to change yourself and being confident because the world won’t change, only puts the onus on the victims of colorism rather than working on getting rid of the main issue that exists in the society.
On the work front, Sara Ali Khan will next be seen in Imtiaz Ali’s Aaj Kal along with Kartik Aaryan and in Coolie No 1 alongside Varun Dhawan.
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