‘Dark Is Beautiful’ : Dusky Damsels Of South Indian Cinema

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KS Reddy

They’ve come in various hues down the ages — peaches-and cream, pale, wheatish, dark; think Nayanthara or Amala Paul , Shriya or Kajal but sitting in the cinema, you wouldn’t have known the difference.

Call it the grace of lighting or make-up, the default skin tone for Tollywood’s damsels and heroes has always tended towards the fair at least on screen. But a clutch of actors are now breaking free of the shackles to show that dusky is beautiful.

Let’s take a look at those dusky damsels

Nayantara

Nayantara

Amala Paul
Amala Paul
Bhavana
bhavana
Priyamani
priyamani
Priya Anand
priya
Sneha
sneha
Anjali
anjali
Bindhu Madhavi
bindu
Does colour matter?? I don’t think so. They have a special charm in their face that
attracts us all. THEIR TALENT !!!!
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