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Priyamani: People on social media have talked about my skin colour

The actor says that whereas she hasn’t seen colourism within the movie business particularly, she believes that social media is a nightmare that incessantly fosters self-doubt

With success comes a variety of scrutiny on social media, particularly should you’re in present business. And actor Priyamani has had her truthful share of each. She has not solely been subjected to physique shaming, however colourism too.  ”When you might be within the highlight and acquire a couple of kilos or lose a big quantity of weight, folks discover. It’s a component and parcel of being a public determine,” Priyamani notes, including that whereas she hasn’t seen colourism within the movie business particularly, she believes that social media is a nightmare that incessantly fosters self-doubt.

“People on social media have talked about my skin colour. 99% of the population will love you just the way you are. But there’s this one percent who will tell you that your body looks fat and your skin looks dark,” rues the 37-year-old.

Further, Priyamani provides that the movie business units unrealistic magnificence requirements, which doesn’t assist the state of affairs. She says, “In this industry, you need to look prim and proper all the time and you have to maintain your body, skin, hair and nails.” However, the actor admits that there are moments when issues are tough: “There are days when you want to hang up your boots and say, ‘I want to be me for one day. I don’t want to do all these things. I want to eat whatever I want to. I don’t want to look good’.”

The Family Man actor believes it’s important for public figures to talk out in opposition to these points as a way to begin a dialog. And “live and let live” is the mantra that she desires everybody to reside by. The actor says, “The idea is to let people be happy. If you’ve got anything positive to say, say it. And if you don’t, just keep your comments to yourself. You may not like me, but why do you have to pass on your opinion to other people and ask them to not like me?”  

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