What did Sonali Kulkarni say?
In fact, I have never experienced racism in Bollywood till date. But, in Pune I have faced these things. Bollywood accepted me and appreciated my work but when I went for an audition in Pune, I faced racism. Once I went to meet Girish Karnad. Another girl came with her mother. The girl’s mother overheard what I did not want. He asked me, why are you here? On this I said that I have come to meet Girish Karnad. Because I didn’t know their purpose. The woman did not stop here. ‘Have you ever seen your face in the mirror? Black girls don’t look good on camera’, she looked at me and said.
I was upset for a while, but within 15 to 20 minutes I met Girish Karnad. He talked to me, praised me, so the woman’s point of view did not matter to me.
Start your career with Kannada cinema
Originally from Pune, Sonali started her career with the Kannada film Cheluvi directed by Girish Karnad. Sonali has worked not only in Marathi and Hindi films but also in Gujarati, Kannada, Tamil, Italian and English films. In Marathi, his films Carrie, Gharbaher, Devrai, Doghi, Mukta, Sakhi, Aang Bai Arecha-2 became very popular. Toh Dil Chahta Hai, Darna Zaroori Hai, Dil Vil Pyaar Vyar, Pyaar Tune Kya Kiya, Sonham’s performance in Hindi films also enthralled the audience.