While actors such as Deepika Padukone and Shah Rukh Khan have endorsed fairness creams in the past, there are many others who have been vocal about their decision to not support such products. Diana Penty feels that celebrities “need to be responsible” while signing endorsements.
“I will never endorse a fairness cream. It is important for actors to relate to what they are promoting. I would probably take on something that I would either use or relate to. I would definitely not endorse something that I’m completely against,” she says.
In 2009, the actor had endorsed a compact powder. But she clarifies that “it wasn’t a fairness product”. “It was a compact that was available in many shades, and one could choose the shade one likes,” she adds.
After making her acting debut in Cocktail (2012), Diana returned to the big screen after four years with the recently released film Happy Bhag Jayegi. She says she is “much more confident” in front of the camera now.
“The time I had to myself has helped me a lot. When I was shooting for Cocktail, I was nervous almost every day. With my new film, it just took a few days for me to ease into the process,” says Diana.
On the personal front, the actor, who was born to a Parsi father and a Christian mother, says she has had “a liberal upbringing”. “I have imbibed the eccentricities of both the cultures, and I’m happy about that. My parents have let me take my own decisions since I was very young,” she says.
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