Rekha and Kajol have progressively become lighter, says Nandita Das

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Nandita Das, who is a part of the 'Dark is Beautiful' campaign, has in an interview to a leading daily spoken out about how Rekha and Kajol who are among the few dark actresses in the film industry too have became progressively lighter. She also condemned the prejudice against dark skin and said,

“The big companies are cashing on this prejudice. It is not a standalone issue. I grew up as a dark person in a country like India. In the film industry, the few dark actresses we had have also progressively become fairer, like Rekha and Kajol.

She also commented on how women objectify themselves and take on the burden to look "good" at all times,

"We take on the burden of looking good all the time. We, women, objectify ourselves. If we all look like Barbie dolls, how uninteresting the world would be. I see young girls who have completely lost their sense of self-worth because they are trying to fit into that standardised notion of beauty. Can you imagine the struggle? They spend all that time doing that instead of discovering their talent or being happy."

Nandita Das is known for condemning the prejudice against dark skin and has often spoken out about the issue.

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