So Bala is about a man who suffers from hair loss, who is played by Ayushman, and a dark skinned girl who gets mocked because of that. However, instead of maybe hiring a real dark skinned actress they just cast Bhumi and further darken her face. Ironic, to say the least 🤦🏻♀️ pic.twitter.com/IH9ImpPbyq
If anything, 'Bala' highlights India's obsession with fair skin
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
'Real dark-skinned girls better-suited for such roles'
Y'all are either constantly endorsing fairness creams or putting on tons of dark makeup to make some dumb point there's no in between. When will yall learn that there are real living dark skinned girls who're pretty af and mich better suited for roles like this
Recently, Pednekar was criticized for 'Saand Ki Aankh' role
Incidentally, colorism isn't the only issue in Pednekar's filmography. Earlier this year, the actor faced criticism alongside Saand Ki Aankh co-star Taapsee Pannu for playing sextagenarians in the film. Meanwhile, the film industry continues to push older actors, regardless of gender, to the sidelines.
This year, both 'Super 30' and 'Gully Boy' featured brownface
In the recent past, Hrithik Roshan was accused of using brownface when he appeared in the film Super 30 as Anand Kumar. Roshan also had a ridiculous Bihari accent in the film.
Ranveer Singh in Gully Boy and Alia Bhatt in Udta Punjab are also popular examples of brownface.
Meanwhile, dark-skinned actors, such as Nawazuddin Siddiqui, have voiced concerns of colorism in Bollywood.
'Bala' also seems to have angered 'Ujda Chaman' director
Bala is already embroiled in another controversy with director Abhishek Pathak and his upcoming film Ujda Chaman.
Apparently, both films touch upon the same subject and were seemingly made without any knowledge of the others' making.
However, Bala's release was advanced in light of this from November 15 to November 7, a day ahead of Ujda Chaman's release.