Priyanka Chopra has evolved into a global icon who has been looked up to by millions. The supremely talented actress, who is busy conquering the world, recently spoke about the role of fairness creams. Priyanka Chopra came clean about being insecure with her skin colour and also said that she regrets endorsing a fairness cream in the early days of her career. In an interview with a reputed magazine, PeeCee finally spoke about the discrimination on skin colour that widely exists in India and how it affected her. Kangana Ranaut, Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Priyanka Chopra & Other Stars Who Graced September 2017 Magazine Covers

In an interview with Vogue, Priyanka Chopra addressed the issue of the importance of fairness in India when the interviewer asked her, “You were conscious of your skin colour here, or in India?” To this Priyanka finally opened up about being a dusky woman in the India movie industry. She also spoke about the notion in India that if you are fairer, you are automatically prettier and how the market for the fairness creams (or as they now call it, ‘skin lightening creams’) is set.

While talking about the struggles of being a dusky or dark skinned person in India, who is constantly shamed by society, Priyanka also spoke about the time she had endorsed a fairness cream and how that decision influenced her in the future. “When I was an actor, around my early twenties, I did a commercial for a skin-lightening cream. I was playing that girl with insecurities. And when I saw it, I was like, “Oh shit. What did I do?” I started talking about being proud of the way I looked. I actually like my skin tone,” Priyanka said.

Priyanka Chopra endorsed a fairness cream early in her career

The debate on skin colour and celebrities endorsing fairness creams have been around for quite some time. Earlier this year, Abhay Deol also spoke about the unnecessary importance that is given to fairness products and how people are shamed for their natural skin colour. He also slammed actors who endorse these creams, and the fact that PeeCee has confessed about making the wrong choice in endorsing fairness creams is a huge inspiration for people all over the world.