Priyanka Chopra repents promoting fairness creams in the past; says, ‘I believed that dark skin was not pretty’

Kiona Rosh
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According to reports Unfinished which is Priyanka Chopra’s memoir, will be released in February this year and as the release dates come close, Priyanka has shared a few details that are to be expected from the book. The Dil Dhadakne Do actress has collected some observations, personal essays and stories from her two-decade-long career in the film industry world. One such thing Priyanka shared in the book was that she does regret endorsing fairness creams back in the past.

Opening about the topic Priyanka stated that “[Skin lightening] was so normalized in South Asia; it’s such a large industry that everyone was doing it. In fact, doing it is still a check when you are a female actor, but it’s awful. And it was awful for me, for a little girl who used to put talcum-powder cream on my face because I believed that dark skin was not pretty.”

Priyanka Chopra opened up about. the same issue back in 2015 when Barkha Dutt had asked her about it. She said, “I felt really bad about it, that’s why I stopped doing it.” Priyanka had added, “All my cousins are Gora-Chitta (fair) I was the one who turned out dusky because my dad is dusky. Just for fun, my Punjabi family would call me ‘kaali, kali, kali’. At 13, I wanted to put fairness creams and wanted my complexion changed.”

Speaking about Unfinished, the book is fixed to release on 9th February 2021. The book will portray Priyanka Chopra talking about her childhood journey, from the time she faced racism as a student in the US to winning Miss India and Miss World pageants, her adultery in Bollywood and Hollywood and the obstacles she faced in the world of entertainment alongside the many victories.