Happy that dialogue has started on definition of beauty: Yami

Mumbai: Bollywood actor Yami Gautam, who has been associated with a popular fairness cream brand, says she is happy that the definition of beauty has evolved with time, and having a fair complexion is certainly not a parameter of beauty anymore.

Yami's upcoming film Bala, which also features Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar, addresses the topic of beauty, as the lead characters are a young man suffering from premature balding and a young woman of dark complexion.

Considering the fact that Yami is the face of a popular fairness cream that promotes colourism, how does she look at the constant criticism that dark-skinned women face in India? Does she take a stand as a celebrity?

Yami replied: "Social media and films have only highlighted what exists around us over the ages. It is the reason those ad-films were made back then. The definition of beauty was such back then, that having a fair complexion was important for a girl to get a good groom or a good job. I am so glad that times have changed, and a dialogue has started on the definition of beauty."

Starting out as a model, Yami's career graph soared after her 2012 debut film, Vicky Donor.

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