Malavika Mohanan is a well-known actress in the film industry. Malavika stepped onto the silver screen with the movie Pattom Pole. The actress, who has starred in several films, has spoken out about the tragedy she faced as a child in India when the anti-racism movement rocked America. The actress commented on this:
“When I was 14, one of my close friends said his mother would never give him tea. They are thought that drinking tea would turn black. When he asked her for tea, they told her that you (like me) would go black. He was a white boy from Maharashtra and I was a little dark-skinned Malayali girl. Until then, the color difference between us was no problem for me. But I started thinking about it when someone first told me about my color. ‘
“Caste and racism are still prevalent in our society. It is always heard that dark people are addressed as ‘Kala’. The racial divide between South Indians and North Indians is appalling. North Indians are generally referred to as dark-skinned people. It is not known why they are called by the South Indians. There is still a perception that North Indians are white and beautiful and South Indians are dark-skinned and ugly. ‘
“When the world condemns racism, we need to look around. You can see versions of this in our home and community. Color does not make a man beautiful. Know that it is good within him ‘.