Model-turned-actress Bidita Bag, who will be seen opposite Nawazuddin Siddiqui in Babumoshai Bandookbaaz, has supported the actor;s latest remarks on racism in movies and beyond.

b’Bidita Bag & Nawazuddin Siddiqui | Image Source: AFP’

Bidita said the only colour or skin an artiste needs is ‘camouflage’

“I feel, the only skin we need, as artistes, is camouflage. Those who are colour-blind will never see what abilities Nawaz has as an actor and a person. Nawazuddin has never been the one to play it (a character) black or white. He has even taught me to be a chameleon and get into the skin of the character, as per director’s vision,” she said.

Earlier this month, Nawazuddin had criticised the bias against dark-skinned people after the film’s casting director Sanjay Chouhan, reportedly said it would be ‘weird’ to cast fair-looking people opposite the actor.

This is what Nawaz had tweeted:

Bidita added, “It is good that I am not paired opposite fair and handsome people. I am paired opposite someone who has fair and lovely thinking and I value that. Its my honour and privilege that I got to watch him perform. He is one of the best actors that I have ever worked with. I will always cherish his ability to get into the skin of the character and become that person for the entire duration of the shoot.” 

(Feature Image Source: AFP)