Ulka Gupta, a young charming Indian television actress, who got fame through the serial “Jhansi Ki Rani” as Manu is very much passionate about acting.
According to Ulka, at the age of 7, she was a victim of the racism. At the early age of seven, she made her TV debut with the serial titled, ‘Resham Dankh’. Unfortunately, the show went off air in just six months due to low TRP. At that time, considering her passion to act, Ulka had to struggle a lot to get a meaty role. And the reason behind it was her dark skin!
In an interview ith DailyBhaskar, Ulka has revealed some shocking but predominant facts that exist in the glamour industry. She spoke about how she had faced racism at the age of 7.
In the interview, Ulka Gupta said, “I was very passionate about acting but surprisingly at the very young age, I came across the dark side of our industry. After wrapping up Resham Dankh, my father and I used to go for the auditions on a daily basis. And every time, I was disappointed to see that the producers are looking for a fair girl. According to them, fair girl represents an up market girl. I was rejected so many times just for the sake of my dark skin. In fact, due to my complexion, I got a role of Saloni’s daughter in Saat Phere. Since, that show focused on the girl’s courage beyond her dark complexion; the casting directors finalized me. Otherwise, I was rejected most of the time. Surprisingly, after so many years, my casting agent still gets few requirements stating, ‘need a fair complexion girl’. Honestly, I have stopped going for such auditions. Fair hone se koi upmarket nahi dikhta. I want my talent to speak up for me and not the color of my skin.”