By doing advertisement on fairness creams, Priyanka Chopra has felt advocating a thing that have made her life miserable during teenage years.
Yes, Priyanka Chopra has dominated all over the world. She has stayed at the top of Bollywood for years before going to Hollywood for a television series called Quantico that has been aired on ABC. It is a thriller. She has done a Hollywood movie called Baywatch in the mean time where she has played the character of Victoria Leeds. Some of the popular Hollywood actors like Zac Efron and Dwayne Johnson can be seen in the movie too. She has been loved by the western media. In the month of September, Priyanka has appeared on two popular magazines as the cover girl. Photo shoot for both the covers of Papers and Vogue have been diametrically opposite. However, there are no denying in the fact she has been looking gorgeous on both of them. During interview with the magazine, Priyanka has talked about the obsession for fair complexion in India.
Priyanka is not only a beautiful girl; but, she has a personality too. Both these characteristics can be considered as the reason of her success. However, she has also gone through troubled times. In the interview with Vogue, she has said “A lot of girls with a darker skin hear things like, “Oh, poor thing, she’s dark”. In India, fairness creams are very popular. It is advertised like “Your skin’s gonna get lighter in a week”. Priyanka is also guilty of doing one of those advertisements. She has told “I used it [when I was very young]. Then when I was an actor, around my early twenties, I did a commercial for a skin-lightening cream. I was playing that girl with insecurities. And when I saw it, I was like, “Oh shit. What did I do?” I started talking about being proud of the way I looked. I actually like my skin tone.”
Later on, she has pulled her out of the commercial. In details about the issues, Priyanka has talked to Paper. She has told “So I did this cream commercial and when I saw it, it made me feel like crap. It reminded me of what I felt like when I was a little girl. I was like, ‘Oh my god, this is what I felt like. Like what I have is not good enough.’ I got out of the contract and never did it again. It took me seeing myself advocating the thing that made my teenage years miserable, because it was normal and everyone did it. It was sold in stores right next to toothpaste. You don’t understand the psychology of what it does to society. When I did it is when I understood it. Creams for glowing skin is different, but as soon as it says ‘whitening,’ it’s like, what?”
It is certainly wonderful to see Priyanka talk like this on the issue of fairness creams.