Laagi Tujhse Lagan, the new show on COLORS produced by Paresh Rawal's Playtime Creations deals with the bias so prevalent in our country when it comes to skin color. So why is it that darker skin means not beautiful? We discussed this with Paresh Rawal…
Paresh says, "It is one of those sad but true facts that in our country the obsession with fair skin is not yet completely over. I'm hundred percent confident that after seeing Laagi Tujhse Lagan, people will definitely change their thinking."
Paresh goes on to give his definition of beauty. According to me, "Beauty is a matter of soul. True beauty is from within and not on the outside. It is not something superficial. As far as the issue of dark skin goes, for me colored skin has depth. Our Gods Krishna and Shiv both are dark skinned. And there are very meaningful reasons behind it. That's the thing about dark skin!"
When questioned about the protagonist of the show Nakusha's true state of face Paresh says, "Yes it is truly ugly. No one has tried to make her that to hide her real face."
Paresh explains why in spite of being known for comedy he chose to produce such a grim show. "Every time only beautiful people are shown on celluloid. I thought let's see something real on it. With real faces, real situations, realistic drama with which an average person could connect to. What can be more real, than the adaptation of a real life story?"
Laagi Tujhse Lagan starts on 28th December at 9:30 pm on COLORS.
Reporter and Author: Susan Jose