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Tues – May 2nd – $1.an anti-corruption bureau (ACB) court Thursday convicted former additional commissioner of police A K Jain and his wife Anita in a case of disproportionate assets. the roster was able to separate Lesnar and Joe but not before everyone was provided to a nice little preview of things to come. including one from Pune, hahahaha. had ho gyi ab to promotion ki pictwittercom/jMHMOV7NAi — KAPIL (@KapilSharmaK9) February 11 2017 Kapil went on to make his Bollywood debut in 2015 with ace director duo Abbas-Mustan’s film Kis Kis Ko Pyaar Karoon The movie received a positive response at the box office Also read |Kapil Sharma others face heat for illegal constructions on mangrove land inVersova If sources are to be believed Kapil Sharma is currently the highest paid actor on Indian television He reportedly charges a whopping Rs 60 lakh per episode for The Kapil Sharma Show which brings him earning per month close to Rs 5 crore approximately For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App IE Online Media Services Pvt Ltd More Related NewsWritten by Dipti Nagpaul D’souza | Published: October 23 2016 1:00 am The colour prejudice has long existed in Indian society and over the years darker-skinned actors have learned to deal with it Top News At the Oscars earlier this year Priyanka Chopra created quite a sensation In her white Zuhair Murad corset dress she dazzled viewers in the West and the foreign press with her “international look” Back home the murmur of appreciation revolved around something else “It was the first time perhaps she wore make-up closer to her skin tone” points out a Bollywood make-up artist who did not wish to be named While this artist hopes that Chopra’s act of owning her complexion — more tawny than fawn — has inspired other actors obsessed with fairness it has done little to change the perception of the average Indian towards skin colour Late last month actor Tannishtha Chatterjee walked out of a television show after being referred to as kaali-kalooti repeatedly “In India of 2016 I still have to be apologetic about my skin tone What is this white-skin hangover Where does all our pride as a nation go away when it comes to the acceptance that most of us have a darker skin tone” wrote Chatterjee in a Facebook post after the incident But none of this is new and certainly not in the film industry The colour prejudice has long existed in Indian society and over the years darker-skinned actors have learned to deal with it Rekha before she was acknowledged as a star was subjected to constant humiliation about her skin tone writes Yasser Usman in the recently-released biography Rekha: The Untold Story In a 1994 interview mentioned in the book Rekha talked about the time she was cast opposite Navin Nischol in Sawan Bhadon (1969) “I was standing for an hour while someone body-painted me from head to toe Because in those days heroines were required to be fair In the north they have this fairness hang-up They painted all the junior artists white in all of D Ramanaidu films” she said It would seem that not much has changed; then and now a dark-skinned actor’s best friend is their make-up artist Mehera Kolah who has worked in Bollywood for well over a decade says that until the 1990s fairness was one of the requirements for being a lead actor “A lot of the girls with darker skin tones would rely on make-up to cover up their skin tone On screen they all wore the pancake look” she says Earlier lack of products for the Indian skin tone was also an issue “Quality products had to be imported and they were made for the West to suit white skin” explains Kolah Indian skin has a yellow undertone as opposed to Caucasians whose skin have a pink one The tide began to turn just slightly after a number of actresses came from the modelling world “Slowly the darker skin tone became more acceptable” says Divya Chablani a make-up artist who has worked with Alia Bhatt and Bipasha Basu According to make-up artist Sandhya Shekhar today a number of new-age actors from Chatterjee to Poorna Jagannathan and even Lisa Haydon embrace their skin tone “But the obsession still exists for some” she says Shekhar recounts an incident where a young actor who made her debut last year kept asking her if she looked “dark” “And she is already fair” she says Elton Fernandez who works with Sonam Kapoor Alia Bhatt Nimrat Kaur and Parineeti Chopra among others blames the industry for not standing up for the ethnicity of its people “Of course there is pressure on actors to appear fairer Why else are most commercially successful actors fair Why has Nandita Das only dominated indie cinema or why does Bipasha Basu try to look fairer than she is” quips Fernandez He refuses to work with actors who want him to change their skin tone to make it lighter “The feedback from their managers is that I made them look ‘dark’” Rumour has it that there are a number of Bollywood actresses who seem to have become lighter from their “dark-complexioned” days The difference is noticeable in actors such as Shilpa Shetty and Kajol who are often believed to have resorted to “skin-lightening” treatments over the years But Kolah says that does not necessarily imply that the change is intentional “Skin tone does change over years And these actors have been away from public life for many years now They don’t regularly shoot in harsh environments under the sun or in strong lighting anymore Skin care with quality products aids that too” she says Mehak Oberoi who has been working with Kajol since the past year seconds Kolah “I don’t deny that actors resort to skin lightening treatments such as melanin shots but Kajol’s skin tone is already light In fact I have to give her a warmer skin tone so she doesn’t look washed out under the lights” she says Kolah adds that the same applies for actors such as Katrina Kaif and Kareena Kapoor “Also actors these days know that an olive or a bronze tone looks way sexier” she says The lighting during a shoot say make-up artists can make or break an actor’s look Shekhar says that today thanks to cutting- edge technology the camera catches the minutest details especially if the make-up is not done correctly “As for fairness you can at best play with a skin tone by two shades — go darker or lighter And if it is done well the lighting does the rest” she says Some actors do use this technique to appear fairer on screen says the first make-up artist we spoke to “For these actors you have to apply make-up on not just their face but entire body to even out the skin tone which can be quite a tedious process” she says The names that crop up are Kriti Sanon and Chopra In fact the latter appeared in a series of ads by a cosmetics brand for one of their “skin lightening” products The commercials came under fire as feminists and activists criticised it for equating “fair” with “beautiful” A campaign titled “Dark is Beautiful” was launched to generate awareness regarding the bias that exists so openly in the society; Nandita Das came out in its support speaking about the racism that is rampant in the film industry She spoke about how she was often described as “dusky yet beautiful” and her complexion decided the nature of roles she was offered But does the onus only fall on the women to have a lighter skin tone Most make-up artists say that male actors are more insecure about their appearance But rarely is complexion a matter of concern — it’s the hair that they obsess over One artist points out that this is possibly because most of the A-list actors are already fair-skinned with the exception of Shah Rukh Khan whose complexion also seems to have undergone a significant change And much like their female counterparts the darker ones hardly cross over from parallel to commercial cinema as leads In recent times Manoj Bajpayee Irrfan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui are the only examples Das also blames actors both male and female who endorse cosmetic products “So many actors endorse fairness creams or products that help ‘lighten’ the skin They may not be asking their make-up artists to make them look fair on screen but they do propagate the idea that ‘fair is lovely’” rues Das She’s right — in the recent past only Kangana Ranaut and Anushka Sharma have taken a stand against these products The bias according to Fernandez is further perpetuated by perceptions about light skin and eyes being equated with an “elfin” look while sinister implies a shade darker But who said the film industry was ever fair For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Top NewsHamburg: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday urged leaders from the BRICS nations to show leadership in fighting terrorism and boosting global economy even as he asked the G20 nations to collectively crackdown on terror financing safe havens "support and sponsors" of terrorism Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the G20 summit in Hamburg Reuters At the informal meeting of the BRICS leaders on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Hamburg Modi emphasised that it was necessary to work together for sustained global economic recovery He also referred to the reforms carried out by his government including implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) "BRICS has been a strong voice and needs to show leadership on terrorism and global economy" Modi said He emphasised that the G20 should collectively oppose terrorism financing franchises safe havens support and sponsors Besides he advocated a collective voice against the practice of protectionism especially in the spheres of trade and movement of knowledge and professionals The BRICS bloc comprises Brazil Russia India China and South Africa The BRICS leaders’ meet also come amidst a standoff between the armies of India and China in the Sikkim section The G20 members which include India and China account for 80 per cent of the global economic output By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: May 25 2017 9:06 pm At Tubelight trailer launch Salman Khan speaks about losing Om Puri Reema Lagoo and Vinod Khanna this year Related News At Tubelight trailer launch at Mumbai today Salman Khan was in his elements The actor refused to duck any question answering with humour and honesty He even got emotional as he spoke about his Tubelight co-star Om Puri who passed away earlier this year Along with Om Puri he also remembered Reema Lagoo and Vinod Khanna two veteran actors with whom he worked extensively and who died recently The actor also talked about Baahubali 2 his range as an actor and working with brother Sohail Khan 6pm: Talking about Baahubali 2 Salman Khan said at the Tubelight trailer launch: “Bahubali is a phenomenal success I haven’t watched the film yet Every film has its destiny We made Bajrangi Bhaijaan before Bahubali 1 and now we are bringing Tubelight after Bahubali 2 so the pressure is on our CEO I don’t take any pressure” 555 pm: Tubelight is set in the 60s with India-China war as the backdrop Talking about the film’s setting director Kabir Khansaid “Though film is set in 1962 the issues it raises are relevant even today that why I picked the story” 550 pm:Doing films like Hum Aapke Hain Kaun Bajrangi Bhaijan and Tubelight is difficult as you need to bring purity honesty to the characters In such films your own personality goes against you Salman Khan said at the trailer launch of Tubelight Salman is taking a break from shooting Ali Abbas Zafar’s Tiger Zinda Hai to promote Tubelight 545 pm: “I have lost three very close people in the last few months It is very sad” says Salman Khan about Reema Lagoo Vinod Khanna and Om Puri The three breathed their last earlier this year and the actor has worked extensively with all of them 540 pm:Taking a jibe at himself Salman calls himself “a limited performer” Kabir Khan interrupted him saying “After Tubelight people will not say this” This is Salman Khan and Kabir Khan’s third film together after Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan 535 pm:Salman Khan on working with brother Sohail Khan in Tubelight: We are playing brothers in the film and the emotional scenes (with him) just messed me up?Justice Ranjit Singh on Monday asked the Haryana government to decide on the representation filed by Khemka. the report said. Aney was appointed as AG by the BJP-led government in October last year." Sena leader Ramdas Kadam said.

For all the latest Delhi News,Sector 18, Related News THE PANCHKULA police on Sunday arrested a drug peddler who had given the slip to the police and fled from the custody last month.” it said.he saw that a patch of painting was missing.The caves don?Virbhadra Singh said that instead of focusing on development,com For all the latest Mumbai News, then we will not do it, who comes from a humble background and grew up in Mumbai.

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