BOLLYWOOD actor Shah Rukh Khan’s daughter, Suhana Khan’s Instagram post to ‘end colourism’ went viral yesterday, mom Gauri Khan’s note on women empowerment was a hit on social media.
Suhana had share how she had faced criticism for being dark-skinned, ever since the age of 12.
Posting screenshots of rude messages and comments, she added that she was called ugly and kaali (dark-skinned), even as a child.
She wrote: “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.”
Suhana added: “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.”