A dusky skinned girl is looking at the mirror with tears on her eyes after being "rejected" by a "boy" and "his" family. Parents of the girl are discussing how to get an alliance for their dark skinned daughter, then the girl applies some fairness cream & all of a sudden turns into a very fair girl, who is now more confident, smiles everywhere and her marriage takes place. Other "dark" girls look at her and feels jealous!
What do all the top notch heroines of Bollywood have in common? Think Kareena, Aishwarya, Katrina, Deepika, Anushka, and so on & on...they all have flawless 'fair' skin. Apparently, they are perfect to play the rich, smart girls that bollywood likes to portray many a time. Do you need to look fair to play a rich girl? Nandita Das certainly thinks so.
Queer Ink hosted the book launch of Out! Stories from the New Queer India, India’s most awaited LGBT anthology, after the 2009 Delhi High Court Ruling on section 377. The book launched by Nandita Das, is edited by Ms. Minal Hajratwala.