Suhana Khan, the daughter of Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan, often receives distasteful remarks from social media users. The starkid gets criticised for the colour of her skin and her resemblance to the actor. Giving a fitting answer to all naysayers, the 20-year-old, on September 29, shared a beautiful picture of herself and penned a hard-fitting note with an appeal to 'end colourism' forever. She also shared screenshots of comments that addressed her as 'kaali billi', 'ugly' and 'kaali chudail'. Suhana was lauded by netizens for speaking up and shutting trolls down with grace.
Talking to a leading daily, Suhana's mother Gauri Khan reacted to her daughter's 'end colourism' movement on Instagram. The ace interior designer told the daily that she is proud of Suhana for standing up for herself. "I think it is time we stop discriminating on the basis of the colour of our skin, and I am proud of her for standing up for herself," Gauri told.
In an elaborate Instagram note, Suhana mentioned, "There's a lot going on right now and this is one of the issues we need to fix!! this isn't just about me, it's about every young girl/boy who has grown up feeling inferior for absolutely no reason. Here are just a few of the comments made about my appearance. I've been told I'm ugly because of my skin tone, by full grown men and women, since I was 12 years old. Other than the fact that these are actual adults, what's sad is that we are all indian, which automatically makes us brown - yes we come in different shades but no matter how much you try to distance yourself from the melanin, you just can't. Hating on your own people just means that you are painfully insecure. I'm sorry if social media, Indian matchmaking or even your own families have convinced you, that if you're not 5"7 and fair you're not beautiful. I hope it helps to know that I'm 5"3 and brown and I am extremely happy about it and you should be too."
(Source: Indian Express)