Dia Mirza: I Have Lost A Job And Not Been Cast In A Part Because Of My Skin Colour


ISLAMABAD, December 8 (online): Dia Mirza grabbed national headlines when she was crowned Miss Asia Pacific International when she was 18-years-old. The next year, she made her Bollywood debut with Rehnaa Hai Terre Dil Mein, which became a cult classic. However, not everything went smoothly for Dia. The actress had to face certain hardships in the industry.
In a recent interview, Dia revealed that she has lost projects due to her skin colour. The way she looked proved to be a disadvantage for her. Dia said, “I think any stereotype and preconceived notions are not good. The way I look has been a disadvantage for me in my acting profession many a times. I have lost a job and not been cast in a part because I look too good. It is a strange disadvantage.”
“I may be sounding very ungrateful. But because of the colour of my skin I am at a disadvantage. As much as I know and am acutely aware of the fact that darker complexioned women have it hard as well. But there is a certain type of cinema I love. I love the thinking cinema but the stereotypes attached to the thinking cinema and women who play those parts are so limiting. But finally things are looking up so I am not complaining,” she added.