Almost everything becomes contentious nowadays despite having low significance! Talking about the fresh case of the portrayal of Bhumi Pednekar’s ‘Fake Dusky’ skin tone in Bala trailer!
Main hun Mr. Bald ki dost, Ms. Bold!
Miliye mujhse, jald hi.😉#Bala trailer out at 12 noon!#DineshVijan @amarkaushik @ayushmannk @yamigautam @saurabhshukla_s @jaavedjaaferi #SeemaPahwa @nowitsabhi @SachinJigarLive @sonymusicindia @JioCinema @jiostudios pic.twitter.com/TBSCA3caAt
— bhumi pednekar (@bhumipednekar) October 10, 2019
Bala trailer released and got us all thrilled over Ayushman’s portrayal of a rather unaddressed issue of male pattern baldness.
So apparently Twitter has lost its shit over, first, why a rather fair-skinned actor was chosen for the ‘Brown-Skin’ role, and second, why that make-up is so shitty!
Although we do agree to the fact that the make-up artist really ruined the make-believe tan. Dusky people do NOT look anywhere near that, but is it really worth debating over?
I mean, has Bollywood instinctively acted on prevailed prejudices like this for the first time?
Think about it!
Anyway, here’s what Twitter had to say:
Yeah cus having a dark complexion and talent is unheard of?
— cormdad lets fite fascism (@anooosher) October 10, 2019
— Karnika (@KarnikaKohli) October 10, 2019
So bollywood is trying to make a statement about India's obsession with fair skin by casting a fair skin woman to play a darker one?
Also! My God that makeup is bad! No dark person looks like that! They are beautiful
— Ekta Chauhan (@ekta2993) October 10, 2019
Is it that hard to get a dark-skinned actress for a dark-skinned role??
— Angeli🌹🌹 (@angeli_y) October 10, 2019
Dear bsdk Bollywood,
Why did you have to paint bhumi’s face brown, Is there lack of brown girls in India!? Or dark skinned Women / artists who can do a better job,Wait afterall this is just Bollywood ! 😓
What can you expect😍 #Bala
— wellu (@Wellutwt) October 11, 2019
What the hell is that makeup?
Also why does Bollywood keep casting fair skinned actors and paint their faces dark? And then give the msg that fair skin is not everything?
— Shiv Narang (@shivvijayk) October 10, 2019
How many of you saw the trailer of Bala starring Ayushman Khurana? Why does Bhoomi looks the way she does? She's not dark skinned like she's shown??? Why didn't they hire an actress who was naturally highly pigmented???? Is my dark skin a joke to bollywood?
— Arya⁷ is JOONIE’S BONSAI ☘️ (@Arya_fanfics) October 10, 2019
No dusky actors left in Bollywood kya? Brown face kar kar ke bhaga diya sabko? LOL. For a film talking about looks, this is so bloody shallow.
— Ritambhara A. (@RitambharaA) October 10, 2019
FYI, Bala and Ujda Chaman, another comedy flick addressing the same issue and with a lot of similarities in the stories are going for a face-off, having just a day’s gap between their release!
Gonna be a tough choice for the audience eh?