Earlier today, Abhay Deol lashed out against racism prevailing in India and Bollywood’s endorsement of fairness creams on social media. Known for his choice of unconventional roles in Bollywood, Abhay Deol did what other actors would not dare to even think. Yes, recently, Abhay Deol, in a series of posts on his Facebook page, took a dig at several actors who endorsed fairness creams in their career span. The actor shared pictures of John Abraham, Ileana D’Cruz, Vidya Balan, Shahid Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Sidharth Malhotra, Sonam Kapoor and Shah Rukh Khan.
One of his posts directed at the Neerja actor read, “Ok, this one’s kinda hard to defend as it does say on the side of the packaging- “Indian women agree, skin looks visibly fairer:88%.” But L’Oreal is an international brand, do they show the same racism around the world that they are clearly showing here in India?”But for all those who thought that Sonam would come out, all guns blazing, instead, chose to agree with Mr. Deol. Yes, Sonam Kapoor agreed with Abhay Deol and validated his point by responding to her Raanjhanaa co-star on Twitter. Sonam wrote, “Thank you Abhay, I shot this campaign ten years ago and didn’t understand the ramifications. Thank you for bringing this to the forefront.”
But Sonam Kapoor didn’t stop here as later, she posted another skin-lightening ad featuring Abhay Deol’s cousin, Esha Deol and asked his opinion about it. Sonam wrote, “I appreciate and concur with your views and would like to know your thoughts on this as well.” To which, Abhay replied, “Is wrong too. For my views read my post.”