Bhumi’s dusky skin tone in “Bala” trailer sparks debate

Check out how people reacted to Bhumi’s dusky skin in “Bala” trailer:

The trailer of Ayushmann Khurrana’s Bala released yesterday and it has got a lot of attention for many reasons. The film carries the subject of premature balding and Ayushman plays the role of a bald man, who is having trouble finding love because of it.

Check out the trailer:

However, this is not what has got attention, there is another issue. Bhumi Pednekar’s dusky look in the trailer and poster of the film has raised many questions. Her face is dark brown and that didn’t go well with netizens.

Bhumi shared the look from the film on Twitter and wrote: “Main hun Mr. Bald ki dost, Ms. Bold!

People were super quick to point out her dusky makeup and commented: “I’m so sorry but this dark makeup is so wrong. Cast dark-skinned actor if it’s important for the story.. but don’t do like this.”

Here is how people reacted to this:

These reactions have come just days after Bhumi and Taapse Pannu’s film Saand Ki Aankh was criticized for having two young actors playing the role of 60 plus women and not casting the age suited actors.

Bala releases 7th November 2019.