20th March, Mumbai: Sumbul Touqeer Khan is well-known for her role as Imlie, a village belle in the hit television programme Imlie. Last year, Sumbul quit the show, disappointing her admirers. Later, she took part in Season 16 of Bigg Boss. In movies, Sumbul has also performed. The young actress has just spoken out about being teased as a child due to her skin tone, and the story is trending on Entertainment News.
To begin with, Sumbul was initially more excited about being a dancer than she was about acting. She changed her mind, though, afterwards. Since they were only looking for fair child performers back then, the actress remembered how difficult the audition process was at first. Sumbul described it as offensive and humiliating. Such distinction and selectivity have never been acknowledged in Sumbul. Nevertheless, she says “Colour and complexion are not important to me. I had begun to think that being dark-skinned precludes one from becoming a lead heroine, which would have a negative impact on her.
Sumbul Touqeer Khan says that although she had nothing against heroines with fair skin, she came to believe that people with darker skin tones couldn’t play leads because there were so few fair heroines. When Sumbul won the lead role in Imlie, her preconceived notions about her were disproved. Everything remained unchanged for some time even after she joined Imlie. Others would phone and inquire as to why a dark-skinned girl was chosen for the major role, she says.
They watched the first episode, though, and their perspectives were altered. The actress bragged a little about winning over viewers’ hearts while appearing on the broadcast because the TRP was 2.2. In addition, Sumbul Touqeer Khan disclosed that following Imlie, many who had criticised her began to praise her work. Sumbul additionally disclosed that she had turned down the casting call for Imlie because she felt unqualified to perform the lead role. She was required to submit a taped audition, nevertheless. According to Sumbul, she performed the worst at the audition. Then two weeks later, she received a call for the shoot. It was then that Sumbul began to feel good about herself.