Sobhita Dhulipala is one of the most versatile and loved actresses in the film industry. The renowned actress has been a major part of movies and series including The Night Manager, Made In Heaven, Major, and many more. Time and again, Sobhita has left her fans and followers mighty impressed by portraying a variety of characters and has proven her acting skills.
Now, we had a chance to speak with The Night Manager actress Sobhita Dhulipala in an exclusive interview on BodyFaming with Bollywood Bubble. In the candid chat, the actress has opened up about colour shaming and how the expectations of ‘pretty’ was narrowminded for certain ads.
Sobhita Dhulipa speaks up about dealing with color shaming
During the exclusive conversation, we asked Sobhita what does she have to say when she faces colour shaming and how she deals with it. Speaking of which, Sobhita said, “I personally think that slightly dusky colour is very beautiful and it’s what I find very attractive. Maybe the love for a lighter skin comes from a colonial hangover and it’s okay. There’s all kinds of skin colour across the spectrum. And I don’t think it has really bothered me to make me feel diminished. How we look is only one part of who we are. No matter how much you do something to your skin or hair, if you don’t feel confident as an individual, I don’t think you will feel confident. I think that is a very strong inner voice.“
She added, “I am fortunate to find opportunities and worked on characters that gave me that confidence. Even if some people might not take the way with my skin colour, I think of it as their taste, their opinion. Wo unka opinion hai. Mai usse apni kami ki tarah nahi samajhti.”
Sobhita Dhulipala opens up on the expectations of being ‘pretty’
Further in the conversation, Sobhita Dhulipala heartily expressed how her ‘heroes’ don’t fit into the ideal category of stereotypes. She said, “When I was doing a lot of auditions for ads, at that time I had felt that the expectations for ‘pretty’ for those ads was a bit narrowminded. Some of the women whom I find amazing look a little different from that definition. So, my heroes don’t fit into the stereotype, but they are still my heroes. So, I was very interested in showcasing performance and in making people understand that I can deliver a character and that became my focus at the beginning. My first film and my initial few projects have been ‘parallel cinema or art house’. And I found great joy and confidence in that.”
The interesting conversation did not end here. Further, Sobhita also opened up about self-doubt and feeling underconfident at times.
Watch the full interview here:
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