Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh and Gauri Khan’s daughter Suhana, who has recently become and active voice on social media addressed how the prejudice around colourism has affected her and that it needs to end.
Suhana penned down a post on Instagram stating how she’s been told she was ugly because of her skin tone since the age of 12.
She also mentioned how the Hindi word ‘kaali’ (a regular in her comment section) which literally translates to ‘black’ almost never has positive connotations.
Khan wrote, “There's a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn't just about me, it's about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason. Here are just a few of the comments made about my appearance. I've been told I'm ugly because of my skin tone, by full grown men and women, since I was 12 years old. Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what's sad is that we are all Indian, which automatically makes us brown - yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can't.”
“Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure. I'm sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you're not 5"7 and fair you're not beautiful. I hope it helps to know that I'm 5"3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too. #endcolourism,” she added.
Earlier, Suhana hailed the move by Hindustan Unilever (HUL) to drop the word 'Fair' from its flagship beauty brand 'Fair and Lovely.'
She shared a post on Instagram that reiterated the brand's announcement.