Recently, actress Shilpa Shetty took to social media to narrate an alleged instance of racism shown against her by a Qantas Airways staff.

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Subject: #Qantas airways @qantas This should get your attention! Travelling from Sydney to Melbourne and at the check in counter met a grumpy #Mel ( that’s her name)who decided it was “OK” to speak curtly to “US” ( Brown people!!) travelling together ,I was flying business and had 2 bags (my allowance)and she insisted and decided my half empty Duffel bag was oversized( to check in!!) So she sent us to check it in at the other counter dealing with “Oversized luggage” ..there a Polite lady(yes this one was) said ..”this ISN’T an oversized bag, pls check this in manually if u can at another counter” ( all this happening while the counter is going to shut in 5 mins) As the manual check in wasn’t going thru for 5 mins( we tried) I went upto #Mel and requested her to put the bag thru as her colleague said it wasn’t an oversized bag.. She refused again.. Just being adamant especially when I told her this is causing a lot of inconvenience .. We had no time to waste so we ran to the oversized baggage counter and requested her to put the bag through which she did after I told her that #Rude #Mel had issues !!!…. to which another colleague joined in an reiterated my duffle wasn’t oversized and could’ve easily been checked in. The point is .. This piece is only for #qantas airlines to know and take cognisance .. that their staff must be taught to be helpful and TONE can’t change with preference to #COLOUR .”WE” are NOT #pushovers and they MUST know that being #callous and #Rude will NOT BE TOLERATED 🙏✋🏼💔. Ps: Please tell me if that bag in the picture is oversized??!! @australia @visitmelbourne @travel #truthmustbetold #bemused #uncalledfor #standup #equality #whatswrongisnotright #instapic #travelwoes #shocking #nightmare #notcool

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This isn’t the first time a Bollywood celeb has faced racism. Here are their accounts:

Sonam Kapoor has also spoken about having faced racism. “They see brown skin and they judge you already. When I go abroad people already have their perception, like we are always in parda or our parents are very conservative,” she once said, according to PTI.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Priyanka Chopra may be the talk of the town right now but there was a time she was teased for her skin colour and even called ‘brownie’. In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Chopra revealed how all the racism became one of the reasons for her to quit school in the US and move to India. That’s not all – the powerhouse actress was also called ‘Kali’ y her relatives as a ‘joke’, reports TOI.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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TOI also reports that Kareena Kapoor Khan had once called Bipasha Basu ‘kali billi’ – that comment had everybody in fits for days.

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
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