- Madhavan's response is winning hearts on Twitter
- "I never believed in wanting to NOT be who I am," he wrote
- "You shouldn't either bro," he told the user
Actor R Madhavan often trends for his social media posts and adorably honest responses to his fans' queries. Hence, it wasn't surprising when Madhavan found a spot on the trends' list for his response to a fan, who made a strange observation on one of the actor's recent posts. Madhavan tweeted a throwback photo recently, citing which, the Twitter user enquired about Madhavan's skin lightening routine: "Which product or procedure you used to lighten your skin?" Madhavan's response is winning hearts on Twitter because here's what he had to say: "I never believed in wanting to NOT be who I am - nor felt apologetic for looking the way I did. You shouldn't either bro. Just look and be hygienic... most attractive way to look. I tan easily when I play golf - that is all there is to it."
Take a look at Madhavan's tweet here:
I never believed in wanting to NOT be who I am- nor felt apologetic for looking the way I did. You shouldn't either bro..Just look and be hygienic .. most attractive way to look. I tan easily when I play golf-that is all there is to it . https://t.co/hkqHwSaWm7— Ranganathan Madhavan (@ActorMadhavan) July 16, 2020
Recently, actress Bipasha Basu wrote about a lengthy note about being called "dusky" all her life: ""In most of my articles for all the work I did, my duskiness seemed to be the main discussion. It attributed to my sex appeal apparently. And sexy in Bollywood started getting accepted widely. I never really understood this. To me sexy is the personality not just the colour of your skin," she wrote.
From the time I was growing up I heard this always,"Bonnie is darker than Soni.She is little dusky na?"Even though my mother is a dusky beauty and I look a lot like her.I never knew why that would be a discussion by distant relatives when I was a kid. Soon at 15/ 16 I started modelling and then I won the supermodel contest ... all newspapers read ... dusky girl from Kolkata is the winner.I wondered again why Dusky is my first adjective ??? Then I went to New York and Paris to work as a model and I realised my skin colour was exotic there and I got more work and attention because of it. Another discovery of mine:) Once I came back into India and film offers started... and finally I did my first film and from an absolute Ajnabee to Hindi film industry ...I suddenly was accepted and loved. But the adjective stayed which I started liking and loving by then.DUSKY girl wows the audiences in her debut film. In most of my articles for all the work I did,my duskiness seemed to be the main discussion.. it attributed to my sex appeal apparently.And sexy in Bollywood started getting accepted widely.I never really understood this... To me sexy is the personality not just the colour of your skin...why my skin colour only sets me apart from the conventional actresses at that time.But that's the way it was.I didn't really see much of difference but I guess people did.There was a strong mindset of Beauty and how an actress should look and behave.I was DIFFERENT as it was pointed out. Didn't really stop me from being and doing all that I loved. Well you see I was confident and proud of who I was from childhood.My skin colour didn't define me ... even though I love it and wouldn't want it to be any different ever. Many skin care endorsements with loads of money was offered to me in the last 18 years ( some were very tempting)... but I stuck to my principle always. All this needs to stop. This wrong dream that we are selling ... that only fair is lovely and beautiful when the majority of the country is brown skinned. It's a deep rooted stigma. It's a mammoth step from the brand... and other brands should follow in the same footsteps soon
Last month, celebrities such as Tillotama Shome and Abhay Deol, among others, who have been strong campaigners of anti-colourism, reacted to Hindustan Unilever's decision to drop the word "fair" from its "Fair & Lovely" range of products.
On the work front, R Madhavan is best known for starring in films such as the Tanu Weds Manu series, 3 Idiots and Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, among others. He has films such as Rocketry: The Nambi Effect, Nishabdham and Maara in the line-up.