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Fairly long and not so lovely list of celebrities who have endorsed fairness products

Abhay Deol may have cast a bright spotlight on Bollywood’s troubling endorsement of fairness creams. But his naming and shaming posts are only the tip of this too-white iceberg. Curious about just how many men and women celebrities endorse fairness products, extra fairness products, deep white and milky white fairness products, The News Minute took to the internet to find out. 

And we were blinded by just how much pearly, shiny white skin there was in India’s celeb sphere.

There’s a range of stars from every state on this list - and not all of them have endorsed the big brands. In the painstaking research (not really) that we did to put together this list, we even learned the names of some obscure brands - Roop Mantra anyone? 

And of course, we’re not claiming that this is the full list. It’s long, yes, but we’re sure there are many stars in many industries who endorse such products.

Check out out list here. We bet there’s more than a few ‘shining’ lights you wouldn’t expect - and if we’ve missed anyone, do tell us!

1.       Mammootty Indulekha Fairness Soap

2.       Nitya Menen – Dhatri Fairness Face Pack

3.       Shah Rukh Khan Fair and Handsome

4.       Shahid Kapoor Vaseline Men Whitening Face Cream

5.       Genelia D’Souza Garnier Light Moisturiser

6.       John Abraham Garnier Men Facewash

7.       Sonam Kapoor- L'Oreal Pearl Perfect

8.       Asin Fairever Fairness Cream

9.     Sriya Saran Garnier White Complete

10.   Trisha Krishnan - Fairever Fairness Cream

11.   Diya Mirza - Body Shop’s Moisture White

12.   Deepika Padukone Neutrogena Fine Fairness 

13.   Priyanka Chopra and Saif Ali Khan - Ponds White Beauty

14.   Priyanka Chopra Garnier - Light Fairness Moisturiser 

15.   Katrina Kaif Olay Natural White

16.   Aishwarya Rai Bachchan L’Oreal Perfect White

17.   Suriya - Fair and Handsome

18.   Hrithik Roshan - Fair and Handsome Instant Fairness Facewash

19.   Esha Deol - Garnier Light

20.   Virat Kohli Fair and Lovely Max Fairness

21.   Vidya Balan - Dabur UVeda

22.   Preity Zinta- Roop Mantra Fairness Cream

23.   Emran Hashmi Me Glow

24.   Sidharth Malhotra - Fair and Lovely

25.   Ileana D’Cruz – Ponds White Beauty

26.   Yami Gautam – Fair and Lovely

27.   Sushant Singh Rajput – Fair and Lovely Max Fairness

28.   Kareena Kapoor – Boroplus Fairness Cream

29.   Samantha – Gokul Sandiva

30.   Kavya Madhavan – Dhatri Fairness Face Pack

Don 4: Heart’s Desire ~ sequel

Hello everyone! For all those of you that enjoyed my Don 3 story, Heart’s Desire (if you’re new to my blog, do check it out before reading this), here is the much awaited sequel, Don 4 :) As always, feedback is much appreciated, I cannot wait to read your thoughts on the new chapters! So without further ado:

*NOTE: if any of the links don’t work, please open the page in a browser, or search for the respective chapter on the blog (using the search option) :)


  HAPPY BIRTHDAY KING KHAN! → November 2nd 1965

In 1995 Shah Rukh Khan said “I want to be a bigger star than Michael Jackson.”

Today, November 2nd 2015, his birthday is a worldwide celebration

"All of us share this world for a brief moment in time, it’s an honour to share this with you.”  This was said by Mr.President in MNIK. This time this is not for Rizvan Khan, this time it’s for Shah Rukh Khan. Thank you, sir. Thank you for adding a smile, a laugh, a tear, a dream, an inspiration and a motivation to our days for 50 years.
May life gives you only happiness and love, and if you ever feel alone or sad, just don’t forget about one thing: at this moment, right now, you’re changing the life of one person, who is watching your movies, copying your points of views or being happy just seeing a pic of yours…it’s not an exaggeration if I say that you teach more than the teachers themselves. Don’t forget that you are an example and an inspiration for everybody.
Thank you, thank you for being you :)
Congratulations, sir! I wish you the most fantastic and wonderful birthday!
Lots of love from Spain! <3