- Promoting a fairness cream is shamelessness: Nawazuddin
- Nawazuddin recently tweeted about an alleged racist encounter
- Nandita Das, Abhay Deol also criticise celebs endorsing fairness creams
"You should always express what you feel and never be afraid of putting up your opinions, no matter how difficult the situation gets. And I think I have earned this place where I can express my views if I feel something is wrong," he told PTI.
In July, Nawazuddin Siddiqui tweeted this:
Thank U 4 making me realise dat I cannot b paired along wid d fair & handsome bcz I m dark & not good looking, but I never focus on that.— Nawazuddin Siddiqui (@Nawazuddin_S) July 17, 2017
It was believed that Nawazuddin Siddiqui's cryptic tweet was meant for Sanjay Chouhan, who had said something similar in a Deccan Chronicle interview. But Mr Chouhan later shirked the responsibility of the quote and told PTI: "I was completely misquoted. All I said was the film needed actors as good as Nawazuddin. I don't know from where the 'fair and handsome' bit came but I never said the words." Nawazuddin Siddiqui did not revisit the controversy after Sanjay Chouhan's explanation.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui's Manto director Nandita Das also advocates for the eradication of fairness products endorsements and forefronts a campaign titled 'Dark Is Beautiful.' In addition, Abhay Deol also shared several posts on Facebook calling out colleagues like Shah Rukh Khan, Sonam Kapoor and Deepika Padukone for appearing in advertisements for fairness creams.
Nawazuddin Siddiqui was last seen in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz. This year he also starred in Raees, MOM and Munna Michael.
(With inputs from PTI)