Every second Bollywood heroine is dusky or wheatish. There is something about the dusky/wheatish complexion which makes these lovely Bollywood divas mysterious and hot. There was an era when dark colored complexion was relegated to arty, parallel cinema which the likes of Smita Patil graced. Now dusky is definitely in with a bevy of earthy-complexioned or dusky looking actresses like Bipasha Basu, Kajol, Priyanka Chopra, Sameera Reddy, Lara Dutta, Mallaika Arora, Sonali Kulkarni, Raima Sen, Konkona Sen, Tanushree Dutta, Koena Mitra, Nandita Das, Jiah Khan, Geeta Basra and Deepika Padukone. All of these actresses look divinely sexy and beautiful at the same time with their clay complexion inducing the fertile imagination of every man.
To be fair(I don’t mean the complexion) every color has its own individuality, sensuality and speaciality. But there is something tangy, saucy and mysterious about a dusky complexion. It makes a woman look real, achievable and sensuous without looking unattainable and plastic. A dusky looking actress like Bipasha Basu or Sameera Reddy looks earthly and identifiable rather than ethereal or angelic. They have a certain “I am a woman not an artifact” quality which exudes through their dusky complexion, making them stand out in all fairness (there I go again try to be punny!)
To an extent, dusky complexion has its own strengths, giving a mysterious and sensuous aura to the personality. Bipasha Basu has been crowned the sexiest woman of Asia for 2005 and 2007 while Priyanka Chopra received the title for 2006. This speaks volumes about how these women are comfortable with their skin. For once, we can be assured and pray that these divas do not endorse fairness cream ads!