‘Parched’ actress Tannishtha Chatterjee walks out of ‘Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza’

Tannishtha Chatterjee who went on the sets of Comedy Nights Bachao Taaza to promote her film Parched had a bad experience and stormed out of the show, reports a tabloid. The actress who has won global acclaim for films like Brick Lane was described as “kaali kalooti” and asked if she was eating jamun since childhood as of result of which “mooh kala hai”, by the hosts of the show.

Tannishtha is quoted saying, “I had been led to believe that it was going to be a ‘Roast’. In the West they cheer your achievements by making fun of them and I was excited about being roasted on a comedy show on a leading national channel.” However, she was shocked at the jibes on her complexion and after shooting for two segments, she walked out.

The actress feels that racism is being propagated through films and such “crass shows”.