New Delhi: Bollywood actress Tannishtha Chatterjee who will be next seen in the controversial movie ‘Parched’ recently lashed out at a TV comedy show where she was invited as a guest.
In order to promote ‘Parched’, Tannishtha Chatterjee along with her co-star Radhika Apte and the director Leena Yadav went to the Colors TV show ‘Comedy Nights Bachao’ where she was mocked because of her skin colour.
Tannishtha took to her Facebook page to express her feelings about being ridiculed for her skin tone.
The ‘UnIdian’ actress initially thought the roasting would be on the lines of US TV shows like Saturday Night Live and was actually looking forward to it. But she later realised that it was something that she had not expected, “To my utmost horror, I soon realized that the only quality they found worth roasting about in me was my skin tone. It began with “aap ko jamun bahut pasand hoga zaroor, kitna jamun khaya aapne bachpan se?” and went on in that direction. I could not believe I was sitting in a nationally televised comedy show in 2016 in Mumbai amid such regressive (I can’t call it humor), and blatantly racist content.”
During the show the actress thought that the racist humour would eventually stop but it continued in the next segment too, as the anchors continued calling her ‘kaali kalooti’ and ‘baingan looti’ which made her leave the show in between.
In her post she even added that racism on the basis of colour is deeply rooted in the Indian society and her upcoming movie ‘Parched’ challenges this notion.
Read the Facebook post here:
First Published | 28 September 2016 4:41 PM