During an interview, Pakistani model and host, Mathira’s sister Rose Mohammed stated that actors with fair complexion shouldn’t be hired for shoots with dark complexion requirements.
Mathira and Rose were invited to the Ahsan Khan talk show, where the two were asked several questions regarding celebrity image, parenthood, and work. Khan asked Rose if she had ever planned to work in the entertainment industry, to which the tv actor replied saying she didn’t.
She said she was a chubby baby, and later when she grew up, she was obese. She lost a lot of weight and eventually set foot in the entertainment industry. The host and the actress then discussed how there are limited roles in the industry for people who are bigger in size.
The two agreed that there should be more roles for bigger people in general. The actress then said just as there should be more roles for bigger people; there also should be roles for people with darker complexions.
The two also agreed that fair complexion actors are given preference in Pakistan’s film and TV drama industry. Following that, Rose revealed that she went for a photo shoot, and there the team applied negro base all over, which later received massive backlash. “I did a photo shoot where negro base was applied on my face. When the pictures were uploaded on the internet, they got a lot of backlashes. People said why a dark-complexion model was not used instead of me,” she said.
She then stated that if the requirement of the shoot is a dark complexion model, then they should be chosen. “Don’t cast a fair actor and then make them look dark by applying a base,” she said.
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