4:55 PM IST - Tuesday September 30, 2014

‘Afsar Bitiya’: Society’s prejudices against dark complexion

Having dark complexion skin might pull down the confidence of a person especially a girl. Our society’s preference for a fair color skin leads to the rejection of the dark skin.

“Afsar Bitiya”, a primetime show on Zee TV is discussing our society’s prejudices against people of dark complexion. Mitali Nag is playing the lead role of Krishna, a character who had to face humiliation despite being a Block Development Officer because of her dark complexion skin. The serial addresses the problem of biasness of favoring fair skin over dark skin.
There are various examples of girls facing humiliation because of their dark complexion. A clear dejection for a dark skin tone can be seen in matrimonial advertisements as ‘fair skin girl’.

Girls with dark complexion always have to face an emotional trauma in public, however their male counterpart survive a trouble-free lives. “Saat Phere”, a superhit show used to be aired on Zee TV also discussed the same issue. Instead of preference for a fairer skin woman, a woman with other personality traits should be given favors.

Mitali Nag played a role where her dark complexion once become a serious issue of discussion in her laws and relatives they forced for dishonor and humiliation. Even a selection for this role would not have been easy for Mitali because of her dark skin complexion as we all know that our entertainment industry has always favors fair Skin.


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