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When Chum Darang Was Harassed Before The Auditions Of Badhaai Do

Badhaai Do actress Chum Darang opens up about how she was harassed in Mumbai.

Model Chum Darang is making her big Bollywood debut alongside Rajkummar Rao and Bhumi Pednekar in ‘Badhaai Do’. She will be seen playing Bhumi’s girlfriend in the film. While the north-eastern beauty has got her big break in the industry, her journey wasn’t easy. In a recent interview, the actress revealed how she was subjected to harassment before the auditions of ‘Badhaai Do’.

Chum, who started her career as a model said that she saw a casting ad on Facebook and decided to give the auditions. She said, “When I was called for my audition for Badhaai Do and this was in March 2020, on my way to the venue, two boys shouted ‘corona’ at me and I started crying. For my audition, I had to do a scene that required me to shout and I could actually do it really well because of that incident.”

This hasn’t been the only time when Chum was a victim of racial discrimination. In 2018, she had penned her experience in Mumbai in a social media post. She said, “My first experience in here was a bit cold because of the scenes that I had to go through. I am a victim of racial discrimination. I know it’s a minor thing to be called a problem but being called names and being treated as a foreigner and getting those stares scare us, and harass us in many ways. It’s everywhere.”

She even posted a picture holding a poster with the words “I AM AN INDIAN” written with a black marker. The caption read, “Dear Prime Minister Of India, How long will we be treated as aliens in our own country? A deprived citizen, Miss Chum Darang, Village Misram, Pasighat, East Siang District, Arunachal Pradesh, India.”

She added, “My name is not ‘momo’, ‘chow chow’, ‘chinky’ and most importantly it’s not ‘CHINESE’ as it’s the most common name you use for us!!!! I have a name and it’s CHUM, and the Rest of us have names too. I am an Indian and nothing can change that, you cannot change that.”

Chum has now gained popularity with her role in Badhaai Do. A few days ago, she posted a video on social media where she can be seen posing for the paparazzi. Chum wrote in the caption, “I am sharing this because I AM PROUD OF MYSELF. I am sharing this to remind myself that DREAMS DO COME TRUE. I am sharing this to let the world know that HARD WORK PAYS OFF. Thank you to each and every person who helped me be me.”

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