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Priyanka Chopra Regrets Endorsing Fairness Creams in the Past

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Priyanka Chopra makes it to the news for many reasons. The actress seems so full of energy and thoughts that the exchange of idea keep happening when she speaks in the interviews. Some time ago there was a lot of news about Priyanka’s memoir, Unfinished, which will release in February. She has been sharing the insights of the book as it nears the release date. The book contains some observations, personal essays and stories from her two-decade-long career in the world of entertainment. The Sky Is Pink actress shared that she does regret endorsing fairness creams in the past. Priyanka opened up about endorsing brands and fairness creams in the past.

Priyanka Chopra Regrets Endorsing Fairness Creams in the Past

Talking about the same, Priyanka said, “[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 [mark] 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.”

She had earlier talked about the same with Barkha Dutt in 2015. Priyanka was quoted as, “I felt really bad about it, that’s why I stopped doing it.”  “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, kaali, kaali’. At 13, I wanted to put fairness creams and wanted my complexion changed,” Priyanka had added.

The book, Unfinished, is set to release on 9th February 2021. In the book, Priyanka shares stories about her childhood, racism that she faced as a student in the US, winning Miss India and Miss World pageants, her tryst in Bollywood and Hollywood and the obstacles she faced in the world of entertainment alongside the many triumphs.

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