The outrage of Tannishtha Chatterjee over the jokes made on the expense of her dark skin tone is the talk of the town. The actress who was promoting Parched on the sets of Comedy Nights Bachao Tazaa left the show in a huff after jokes were made on her dusky skin. She later spoke about how offended she felt about it. It is true that TV's leading ladies are mostly fair and pretty. However, a few divas are not exactly fair - they are wheatish or duskier. Here is a look at these gals...
Rajshri Rani Pandey
Show: Suhani Si Ek Ladki
Actress Rajshri Rani Pandey has confessed that she faced inferiority complex about her skin tone in real life as well. Her character Suhani is the girl-next-door and very relatable. Rajshri was glad that she got a character close to reality. Her show has completed almost two years now and she is very happy.
There is no denying that Jennifer is drop dead gorgeous. The lovely Jennifer is not the typical fair girl but is ravishing anyways. Jennifer is a good actress and has millions of fans across the world. No one gives a damn for her complexion.
Show: Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi
The new girl on the block, Erica's acting chops have earned her many fans in quick time. She plays the independent yet family-oriented Dr Sonakshi Bose on Kuch Rang Pyar Ke Aise Bhi. A subtle actress Erica has given her character a lot of grace. Though her co-star Shaheer Sheikh is quite fair, no one has noticed the difference in looks.
Show: Kaisi Yeh Yaariyaan
The bubbly Niti Taylor's skin tone is somewhere in-between wheatish and dusky. Niti, is a power-packed actress with good screen presence. People loved her chemistry with Parth Samthaan on the show and her effective portrayal of Nandini.
Show: Sasural Simar Ka
One of TV"s best known bahus, Dipika Kakar is also not quintessentially fair. Yet, she has been receiving love from audiences for over five years now. And battling all the superhuman powers as well.
Show: Saat Phere...Saloni Ka Safar
Rajshree became a household name with the show that dealt with the discrimination dark skinned girls faced in society. A news reader, Rajshree got fans across India and abroad too. The lady said she was in love with her skin and would never use a fairness cream in life.
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