Janice Tessa is ruling our TV screens with her phenomenal performance as Zoya in the drama Habs alongside lead actors Feroze Khan and Ushna Shah. In a recent interview with Rabia Mughni of FUCHSIA Magazine, she spoke about being bullied on her skin colour.
Janice Reveals The Harsh Comments She Had To Hear
“I have been getting bullied on my skin colour since my school days. There were some people, I won’t name them, who told me that if I want to be a lead actor I’ll need to be fair-skinned. Not one but there were a lot of people who told me this,” she said.
Janice On Her Experience With Criticism
It’s fine if people talk about my expressions or dialogue delivery, I will improve myself but people are harsh at times on my appearance,” she stated.
Janice Speaks About Being Called ‘Kaali’
“People have named me ‘kaali,'” she expressed. It’s just a character, some people will like it and some won’t however passing judgments on your skin tone is personal and wrong, she added.
Janice Shares How She Prefers Not To Focus On The Hate
Janice stated that she is usually not bothered by hate and doesn’t let it demotivate her. She has received a lot of love because of her skin colour as well, so she would rather focus on love than hate.
Listen To What Janice Had To Say
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