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People Are Filling Nawazuddin's Twitter With Support After He Called Out Racism In Bollywood

Hey Bollywood, it's about time you got over your obsession with fair skin.

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This is the first time Siddiqui has pointedly called out racism in Bollywood, although he did touch upon the topic in an interview with Man's World last year.

"We always believe that the hero should be tall, muscular, fair and handsome. This prejudice comes from the fact that we still suffer from a sort of “slave mentality” even after so many years of Independence. And I understand why. The British ruled us for 200 years and the idea that tall-broad-white is the basis of the hero archetype is deeply ingrained in us. It will take another 100 years to understand that beauty and accomplishment are not necessarily complementary."