Racism is one of the biggest societal issues that need to get rid of. The racists of the world have been propagating and prompting the concept of white being good and referencing as dark as bad, dirty, or ugly. While there have been several protests to end racism, the Black Lives Matter protest being one of the latest ones, there’s still a large section of the society that discriminates people based on their color.
Many of our Bollywood actresses, like global sensation Priyanka Chopra, have been subjected to such racism in the west and received racist remarks. Now VJ Anusha Dandekar, who also happens to be star Karan Kundra’s ex-girlfriend, has also opened up on facing racial discrimination for her color. In an interview with Koimoi, the actress shared a disheartening incident of facing racism in Australia during her stay.
Anusha was quoted saying, “I’ve gone through my share of bullying in Australia as I grew up there. Everybody thinks ‘Oh, what do you know about being brown?’ In Australia, I was brown, very brown. I would be called dark milk chocolate or chocolate milk and things like that. I was often teased like that when I was younger.”
Anusha also shared she never understood the differentiation done on the basis of skin colour. Anusha talked about when she was targeted for being brown in her school. “For me, I didn’t understand the concept of any skin colour being different when I was a child. So, I ran to my dad and said, “They’re calling me this but I don’t understand it.” I don’t see the difference between me or anybody. I was so naïve. It’s because my parents didn’t teach me any difference. When I came to India, I was so shocked to see in my own country, people are pitting against each other! How can one do that? It’s crazy to me,” she said.