- Akshay and Shantipriya co-starred in Saugandh and Aces Pe Ekka.
- Those comments were Akshay’s way of being fickle with me: Shantipriya
- Shantipriya quit films in 1994, three years after her Bollywood debut.
Actor Akshay Kumar Saugandh And Ace on ace Co-star Shantipriya found a place in the trends list after her interview Navbharat Times (Also published in English by Mumbai Mirror), In which she alleged that actor Akshay Kumar made comments about skin color, went viral. Shantipriya gave clarification about the report and said that the remarks Mr. Kumar made were probably “his way of being fickle with me.” She said she did not believe she “did not mean to hurt me or harass me.” Speaking to Navbharat Times, Shantipriya said, “I used to wear skin colored stockings and once during the shoot Akshay made fun of my knees looking darker than usual. He repeatedly said that my knees And there were blood spots in other actors and others. The crew members had a good laugh. Even though it was a joke, I was feeling quite uncomfortable. The incident remained deep in my mind and I cried a lot But never applied any fairness cream on his face. “
After the interview went viral, Shantipriya tweeted: “I want to make it clear, commenting that Akshay Kumar had a way of being playful with me. Even though his comments were with me for some time, I believe Is not meant to hurt them. Causing trouble to me or me. I accept all their work and wish them love and good luck for their future! “
I want to clarify this comment @Akshay KumarThere is a way to be fickle with me. Even though his comments have been with me for some time, I believe he did not mean to hurt or harass me. I accept all his works and wish him all the best for his future! https://t.co/iISv0SVBno
– Shantipriya (@iamshanthipriya) June 30, 2020
In the above interview, Shantipriya also said, “Akshay is my good friend and I am not complaining here, but I want to tell you definitely that people have to understand that a joke made about someone’s color How can they hurt him / her. “
Shantipriya also said that her sister Bhanupriya left Bollywood because the industry did not accept her for her skin tone and something similar happened to her. National Award winning actress Bhanupriya has acted in more than 100 films in the South. He acted in Hindi films Friendship woes, Surya: An Awakening, Swear uniform And sister-in-law (His last Hindi film, released in 1991).
“When I came to work in Bollywood, my dark complexion became my biggest enemy and I faced a lot of discrimination. My confidence shattered and I got distracted. After some time, my films flopped, and Eventually, my career is over. ”Said Shantipriya.
After acting in several Tamil and Telugu films, Shantipriya made her Bollywood debut with Akshay Kumar in 1991. Shanthipriya And his last film was 1994 Ace on ace.