Bollywood actor Aahaana Kumra received a severe backlash after she paid tribute to cricketer Jhulan Goswami through a post. She also wrote a heartwarming caption and expressed her admiration for the cricketer.
The actor took to Instagram to share a few collages of herself alongside Jhulan’s photos. Kumra can be seen dressed in Indian team’s uniform with short hair and make up that has darkened her skin tone significantly.
She wrote, “No I’m not promoting any film. This is purely a tribute to a woman I admire the most after spending time with her and learning her whole story about her journey, her hardships and her passion for the sport! @jhulangoswami fondly called jhulan di by all her team mates is loved and admired by all the members of the Indian women’s cricket team! This photo series is my tribute to her and hopefully as actresses one day we can all break stereo types and be the best versions of ourselves by telling the greatest stories!!
@jhulangoswami thank you for your story! And I wish and pray the best for you forever!Your fan!AK.”
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Social media users were quick to point in the comment section that Kumra sporting brownface was unacceptable.
One user wrote, “What’s with the darker tone make-up? Instead why don’t we hire actors with the similar color tone , it would have been so much better and looked far more natural.” While another user wrote, “makeup looks so unreal and weird, please tell your Director.” Another user wrote, “Why painted your face black? To shame her on fairness ground or sheer racism?”
Another one commented, “What a shame that you need such make up to depict that character which is not even looking convincing. In fact it’s ridiculing the person who is a legend.”
Aahaana Kumra’s Career:
Aahaana was last seen in the web series, Sandwiched Forever. In 2020, she bagged the Asian Academy Creative Award for Marzi in the Best Actress in a Leading Role category. Her upcoming releases include Shamshera led by Ranbir Kapoor.