MUMBAI: Bollywood actress Sayani Gupta slammed industry filmmakers for continuing brownface practice, where fair-skinned actors are painted with grease to show them as dark skinned characters.
She is known for her roles in 'Article 15,' 'Axone,' and 'Pagglait.'
She spoke about how she let her skin get naturally tanned for her role in 'Article 15.'
She added that as a person, she wants to do challenging projects that also deal with various social and political issues.
She herself has faced racism in different parts of India notably in airports where people are singled out with extra checking just because they are brown skinned.
As a young actress, she also said that she is too smart for the industry. She noticed how women often try to dumb down before the media. "It is really sad," she said.