These Bollywood actors faced controversy after they donned brownface to portray darker skinned characters. Photos: @hrithikroshan; @randeepsingh; @aliaabhatt; @bhumipednekar/Instagram, Handout These Bollywood actors faced controversy after they donned brownface to portray darker skinned characters. Photos: @hrithikroshan; @randeepsingh; @aliaabhatt; @bhumipednekar/Instagram, Handout
These Bollywood actors faced controversy after they donned brownface to portray darker skinned characters. Photos: @hrithikroshan; @randeepsingh; @aliaabhatt; @bhumipednekar/Instagram, Handout

Brownface in Bollywood: Alia Bhatt, Hrithik Roshan and 3 more Indian actors who should’ve said no to darkening their skin

#BlackLivesMatter might have highlighted problems with racism in the US, but in India film stars continue to promote skin whitening cream – and darken their skin for roles that perpetuate stereotypes rooted in the country’s caste system

Topic |   Asian cinema: Bollywood
These Bollywood actors faced controversy after they donned brownface to portray darker skinned characters. Photos: @hrithikroshan; @randeepsingh; @aliaabhatt; @bhumipednekar/Instagram, Handout These Bollywood actors faced controversy after they donned brownface to portray darker skinned characters. Photos: @hrithikroshan; @randeepsingh; @aliaabhatt; @bhumipednekar/Instagram, Handout
These Bollywood actors faced controversy after they donned brownface to portray darker skinned characters. Photos: @hrithikroshan; @randeepsingh; @aliaabhatt; @bhumipednekar/Instagram, Handout
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