She also exposed an incident in which Akshay made exciting of her skin colour.
Shantipriya reveals how racist joke by Akshay Kumar manufactured her slip into despair, quit Bollywood
Actress Shanthipriya who acted in her debut movie Saugandh opposite Akshay Kumar in 1991, in a the latest job interview opened up about struggling with sexism in the business. In the movie posted on her Instagram, Shantipriya spoke about how she was looked down upon simply because of her dim pores and skin.
She also exposed an incident in which Akshay designed fun of her pores and skin colour and that damage her the most. The actor said that she suffered despair soon after the incident and resolved to go away the market.
She said, “Right after operating in Saugandh, I labored with Akshay in Ikke Pe Ikka. It was a modern character and I had to put on a brief gown. I made use of to wear stockings with attire. I recall how Akshay utilised to make exciting of me. We were shooting for the climax scene and for the reason that I wore a pair of stockings, my knees were being seeking darker. Apart from Akshay, Pankaj Dheer, Chandani, Prithvi, Raj Sippy, place boy, makeup male, and other folks were being also existing on the established. There have been all around one hundred men and women. In front of all of them, Akshay mentioned ‘Shantipriya has got massive blood clots on her legs’. He repeated the exact same numerous periods but I could not fully grasp it. I asked him about the blood clots on my legs and he mentioned ‘look at your knees’. I was taken aback when I heard him. I was shocked and humiliated. I did not know how to respond and retained wondering about some others. It was extremely unpleasant and I held imagining how could Akshay make these kinds of a joke in entrance of so many folks.”
She further added that how she thinks of the incident now as an immature oversight for the reason that they had been all escalating up and didn’t have any notion about sensitivity.
She mentioned, “Akshay is a superior close friend these days. I really do not want to harm him by narrating this incident. We have been all increasing up and making an attempt to develop into mature men and women then. I instructed Akshay a couple of many years back that I needed to make a comeback in the field and he was extremely helpful. He gave me a ton of assurance and explained to me that he was there for me. We satisfied at the Mehboob Studio. Akshay has improved a lot with time. He’s a liable partner, father, actor and a citizen nowadays. He is operating a large amount for our soldiers. I am very pleased of him and delighted to see his success.”