After Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, it’s now Chitrangda Singh who has turned up her nose at and turned down an offer to endorse a fairness cream.
Says a source close to the actress, “A few days ago, a cosmetics company that specialises in fairness creams, offered her a large sum to endorse their product. Since Chitrangda is dusky, they felt their target audience would buy the product if the actress endorsed it. However, she was clear she didn’t want to send out the wrong impression to fans and consumers.”
Confirms the actress, “I refused the offer because I am happy the way I am. I love my skin colour. I am dusky and truly Indian, and I’m happy to stay that way.”
She adds, “I don’t believe in this whole ‘fair skin’ concept. The bias against dark complexion is unfair. I don’t think changing your colour changes the person you are. Why should we be made to apologise for how we are or be judged by the colour of our skin?” TOI