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Actors should not endorse one skin tone over another: Sushant Singh Rajput

Recently, Abhay Deol had criticised Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and John Abraham for featuring in campaigns that promote and sell fairness creams.

bollywood Updated: Apr 17, 2017 21:08 IST
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Sushant Singh Rajput during HT Most stylish awards in Mumbai on March 24, 2017. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
Sushant Singh Rajput during HT Most stylish awards in Mumbai on March 24, 2017. (Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

Reacting on the ongoing debate started by Abhay Deol over actors endorsing fairness cream, Sushant Singh Rajput today said it is inappropriate to endorse such products.

Recently, Abhay had criticised Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and John Abraham for featuring in campaigns that promote and sell fairness creams.

Asked about his views on the same Sushant said, “As responsible actors, or responsible citizens we should not in anyways endorse or prefer one skin tone over another.”

Sushant said he feels nepotism does exist in Bollywood but he has never faced it. “All the films that I did and will be doing in the next one and half year are the films that I really wanted to do. I had many options and I had the luxury to choose. So from personal point of view I cannot complain. Having said that it is not like (nepotism) is not there it is there everywhere in all sorts of industries and not just Bollywood,” the actor said.

Sushant added that if the industry is welcoming towards the talent from outside the Bollywood families there should not be any problem. “Nepotism can peacefully co-exist with the fact that you also allow new talent from from outside to flourish and encourage them. But if you don’t allow that (referring to giving chance to outsiders) then there is a problem. Then the whole structure of the industry will collapse.”

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old actor has confirmed that his most talked about film Paani with Shekhar Kapoor is not happening, but spending time with the filmmaker did bring changes in his outlook towards the world. “We were working together on Paani and unfortunately it did not get made. I think I was quite rigid in my point of view and I was quite opinionated and in those six months that I spent with him he convinced me that there is not just one right way of looking or doing things. It depends on your perspective as anything could be right or wrong.”

Sushant was talking at the trailer launch of his upcoming film Raabta in which he is paired opposite Kriti Sanon.

Releasing on June 9, the film marks the directorial debut of producer Dinesh Vijan.