Vaishnavi Chaitanya talks about her dark complexion in the movie Baby!
Vaishnavi Chaitanya, the talented Telugu actress, expresses her gratitude towards the film ‘Baby’ for providing her with a character that allowed her to showcase her range as a performer. In this film, which delves into the theme of ‘first love’, Vaishnavi’s character undergoes a remarkable psychological and physical transformation. She starts as a school kid living in a slum in Hyderabad and evolves into a modern college-going girl.
However, it is worth noting that some movies in the South have portrayed the ‘modern woman’ negatively, suggesting that the city corrupts them. One interesting aspect of Vaishnavi’s character development in ‘Baby’ is the portrayal of her physical appearance. As a school kid, Vaishnavi Chaitanya confidently flaunts a darker complexion. However, as her character embraces a more modern lifestyle, she transitions into a fair-skinned individual. This transformation raises questions about the role of makeup and how it influenced Vaishnavi’s performance.
Opening up about this aspect of her role, Vaishnavi reveals that she initially felt a bit conscious when she first wore dark makeup. However, after the photo shoot, she came to appreciate the authenticity it brought to her character. She realized that she looked good and could express herself better, particularly through her eyes. Even her director acknowledged her ability to convey emotions effectively through her expressive eyes.
In ‘Baby‘, Vaishnavi’s character journey not only showcases her range as a performer but also addresses societal perceptions of beauty and the impact of external influences on personal transformation. As the film explores the theme of ‘first love’ and the challenges faced by a young girl navigating her way through a changing environment, it brings to light the complexities of modern womanhood in a thought-provoking manner.
Baby Telugu film written and directed by Sai Rajesh Neelam. The film is produced by Sreenivasa Kumar Naidu, under Mass Movie Makers. The film features Anand Devarakonda, Vaishnavi Chaitanya, and Viraj Ashwin in the lead roles.