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Actors should not endorse one skin tone over another: Sushant

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Reacting on the ongoing debate started by Abhay Deol over actors endorsing fairness cream, Sushant Singh Rajput today said it is inappropriate to endorse such products.

Recently, Abhay had criticised Shah Rukh Khan, Deepika Padukone, Sonam Kapoor, Shahid Kapoor and John Abraham for featuring in campaigns that promote and sell fairness creams.

Asked about his views on the same Sushant said, "As responsible actors, or responsible citizens we should not in anyways endorse or prefer one skin tone over another."

Sushant said he feels nepotism does exist in but he has never faced it.

"All the films that I did and will be doing in the next one and half year are the films that I really wanted to do. I had many options and I had the luxury to choose. So from personal point of view I cannot complain.

"Having said that it is not like (nepotism) is not there it is there everywhere in all sorts of industries and not just Bollywood," the actor said.

Sushant added that if the industry is welcoming towards the talent from outside the families there should not be any problem.

"Nepotism can peacefully co-exist with the fact that you also allow new talent from from outside to flourish and encourage them. But if you don't allow that (referring to giving chance to outsiders) then there is a problem. Then the whole structure of the industry will collapse."

Meanwhile, the 31-year-old actor has confirmed that his most talked about film "Paani" with Shekhar Kapoor is not happening, but spending time with the filmmaker did brought changes in his outlook towards the world.

"We were working together on 'Paani' and unfortunately it did not get made.

"I think I was quite rigid in my point of view and I was quite opinionated and in those six months that I spent with him he convinced me that there is not just one right way of looking or doing things. It depends on your perspective as anything could be right or wrong."

Sushant was talking at the trailer launch of his upcoming film "Raabta" in which he is paired opposite Kriti Sanon.

Releasing on June 9, the film marks the directorial debut of producer Dinesh Vijan.

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First Published: Mon, April 17 2017. 19:13 IST