Abhay Deol

Abhay Deol is one of the few actors in Bollywood, who always speaks his mind and stands up for the causes he believes in. With the current situation in the country, where ministers are passing nonsensical comments about south Indians and being dark skinned, Abhay felt it was time to call our Bollywood actors out for endorsing fairness creams and consciously promoting a false notion. He took to Facebook to individually pick on John Abraham, Deepika Padukone, Shah Rukh Khan, Vidya Balan, Ileana D’Cruz, Sonam Kapoor and Shahid Kapoor.

He linked back to Nandita Das’ long fight against this – Dark Is Beautiful

He urged us to stop buying into the idea that one shade is better than the other

Couldn’t agree more! It makes me so happy to see a Bollywood celebrity come forth and rubbish these fairness campaigns. About time the rest of the industry took note, no?