From Chakravyuh, Finding Fanny, Mirzya to Newton, National Award-winning actor Anjali Patil‘s journey in Bollywood hasn’t been as rosy as it may seem. Her honest portrayal of Malko in the film Newton might be earning her praises right now but the Hindi film industry took a rather long time to extol her talent.
Her Physical Appearance, especially her dark skin tone, came in her way more often than it should have. It took a long time for the devastatingly gorgeous Actress to accept the way she looks because everyone from her make-up men to her casting directors were busy making her believe that ‘Fair is lovely.’ She was told that a dark skinned actress, like her, could only play roles like that of a slum dweller, victim or a domestic help. From being stereotyped, facing mild racism to being asked to ‘work’ on her physical appearance, the actress went through it all.
Watch the video as Anjali bears her heart out in this telling interview –
Anjali made her acting debut with 2012 Hindi-English Indie drama Delhi in a Day. In the same year, she was seen in the critically-acclaimed Sri Lankan film With You Without You. Her latest film Newton has been chosen as India’s official entry in the Foreign Language Film category for the Oscars. It has Rajkummar Rao playing the titular role and National School Of Drama alumnus Pankaj Tripathi, Raghuvir Yadav and Sanjay Mishra playing pivotal roles.
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