Actress Tamannaah and Hansika, who possess an enviable ‘milky white’ complexion, might look out-of-sorts in a few on-screen roles as their completion invariably gives them a ‘rich’ look which makes it impossible for them to portray poor, struggling women’s character. Tamannaah, however, feels differently.
The general talk in the industry is that only actresses who have ‘medium’ complexion get to star in varied roles as they can easily adapt themselves to the roles offered to them. Tamannaah says that it is not the case with her. “I get the kind of characters and films that I have always wanted to be associated with. My complexion didn’t prevent me from getting offers; I skipped applying make-up only in two films so far.
“One of those films is the colossal hit film Baahubali; as the film turned out to be a success, the question of whether I applied make-up or not didn’t become a huge issue. As far as I’m concerned, personally I feel that Indians’ complexion in general is very good when compared to the complexions of foreigners.
“A woman looks good and graceful irrespective of her complexion. A woman is always a thing of beauty; they should start believing that they feel beautiful (inwardly and outwardly) only when they start feeling that they look nice,” said Tamannaah, hitting a philosophical note.