Malaika Arora Recalls Being Trolled for Her Dark Complexion When Her Bollywood Career Took Off
Malaika Arora expressed her views while speaking on an episode of Neha Dhupia's #NoFilterNeha Season 4. She also revealed what she would want her second wedding to be like!
A liking for fair complexions is not something unknown to desi communities. In fact, in some cases it is the criterion on which girls’ proposal, job opportunities and many other important factors depend on. There are some Bollywood starlets who suffered the same fate when they forayed into showbiz. Malaika Arora is one of them. "I came at a time in the business when this whole thing about being dark-skinned or fair-skinned was so prevalent and I was always put into the dark-skinned category so yeah, the bias was always there," Malaika said. She expressed her views while speaking on an episode of Neha Dhupia's #NoFilterNeha Season 4.
Malaika, who has been grabbing headlines for her blooming relationship with actor Arjun Kapoor, revealed she remains unfettered by trolls. "Personally, I do not care a damn. The only thing that comes to mind is that I just feel bad for people out there who talk or behave a certain way. I mean like you have to be really messed up in your head or you have to have a really low self-esteem or it has to be some sort of you know for you to actually sit and belittle somebody or degrade somebody or be nasty," she said. "I mean you really got to have a lot of issues with yourself to be doing just because you have a platform. And you're faceless so you think it’s your birthright. I look at it that way. I feel really bad for them," Malaika added.
Talking about how she would like her wedding to be if she ties the knot with Arjun, Malaika stated, “I’m all about a white wedding and have always liked the concept of bridesmaids. They would be my closest girlfriends, my girl gang.” She claimed she would love to wear an Elie Saab gown, she added. After refusing to talk about their relationship for a long time, Arjun did confess that Malaika and he were indeed in a relationship earlier this year. He said, “We’ve come out because we feel the media has given us dignity. There’s a certain understanding the media has ... they’ve been respectful, kind, honest and decent about it.”