Racism is a very prevalent problem all over the world. With the recent news where people are judged on the basis of their skin colour. However, in Bollywood people usually think that nepotism is more prominent of a problem than anything else. However, Nawazuddin Siddiqui has given a different opinion.
Regarding his recent show on Netflix Serious Men, Siddiqui told in an interview “Sudhir Saab has immense knowledge about cinema, and his thought process is very practical. He cast her as the heroine, and I can guarantee you that there is so much racism in our industry, I will be very happy if she is cast as the lead again. Sudhir Mishra did it, but what about the head honchos in charge? More than nepotism, we have a racism problem.” He was talking about his co-star Indira Tiwari who was dark-skinned.
He also added “I fought against it for many years, and I hope that dark-skinned actresses are made heroines. It’s very important. I’m not even talking about skin colour. There is a bias that exists in the industry which needs to end for better films to be made. I was rejected for many years only because I’m short and I look a certain way, although I can’t complain now. But there are so many other great actors who fall prey to this kind of bias.”