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Tamannaah bats for dusky skin tone

After a brilliant performance in Baahubali, filmmakers now seem to prefer leading actress, Tamannaah Bhatia, in her dusky avatar. Apparently her appearance in Rajamouli directorial has so impressed some filmmakers that they want her to adopt the same dusky look for their films too. The actress has apparently given her thumbs up for the suggestion. Sources say the actress has done close to 50 look tests to perfect her on-screen dusky look for her upcoming releases A. L. Vijay’s Devi 2 and Chiranjeevi’s Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy.

“I have been tanned to 10 shades darker and almost every time I have two different make-up kits on sets which is quite exciting. It’s a welcome change to see filmmakers not endorsing fair skin colour on sets. The roles for both the films are challenging and I am fortunate to constantly get roles that challenge me as an actor,” shares Tamannaah.

According to the actress, the obsession for fair skin is overrated and the social hierarchies based on skin colour need to be debunked. “It’s high time the film industry starts rejecting the fairer beauty standard and this deep rooted, internalised racism. There needs to be a sense of inclusivity even when it comes to colour and not just gender and caste.  Embrace your melanin. It doesn’t matter what shade your skin is. The unfairness of a standard which holds fair skin as the ideal is actually a dangerous cultural obsession,” states Tamannaah, who will be next seen in Telugu remake of Queen and F2: Fun and Frustration.

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