Bollywood star Lucinda Nicholas denies participating in cultural appropriation

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Australian beauty queen and Bollywood star Lucinda Nicholas spoke candidly about her successful career in a conversation with Daily Mail Australia.

The 28-year-old, who has just been appointed Ambassador of Nontre.co, spoke about her success at such a young age and her career aspirations.

Lucinda, from Adelaide, also spoke about her comments last month that she changed her appearance to “look more Indian”, saying it was not about cultural appropriation.

EXCLUSIVE: Australian model and Bollywood star Lucinda Nicholas denied involvement in cultural appropriation after admitting she changed her appearance to “look more Indian” for movie roles

Lucinda reiterated that she changes her look if a customer “asks” her for it, rather than a personal decision.

“Basically there were a couple of shoots where I wore brown lenses, it wasn’t necessarily an established culture, it was just because they wanted a different look so it could happen anywhere really.” , she explained.

“And in terms of the roles that I played, I was in a British movie, a Bollywood movie shot in the UK and an English character and in terms of acting or modeling roles, that’s exactly what what the customer requests, whether it means a change or the color of the hair or the color of the eyes. ‘

“Basically there were a couple of shoots where I wore brown lenses, it wasn’t necessarily an established culture, it was just because they wanted a different look so it could happen anywhere really.” , she explained.

Last month, the former Miss World South Australia told the Daily Telegraph: “Sometimes I wore brown contact lenses to make myself look more Indian, I guess you could tell.”

Lucinda is of Middle Eastern and European descent and has played characters of English, South Indian and Austrian descent.

‘Many foreigners succeed [in Bollywood] by truly appropriating the Indian language and culture, ”she told the publication at the time.

She added: “People think [India] is so different from Australia, but once you live there and become a part of the culture you realize how alike we are all as humans regardless of our race or religion.

Last month, the former Miss World South Australia told the Daily Telegraph:

Last month, the former Miss World South Australia told the Daily Telegraph: “Sometimes I wore brown contact lenses to make myself look more Indian, I guess you could tell”

Lucinda has appeared in several Bollywood films including Guest in London and even speaks Hindi and has lived in Mumbai for years.

Speaking to Daily Mail Australia last week, Lucinda opened up about her career and said she first entered Bollywood after winning Miss World South Australia and hosting the Miss India Australia pageant many years ago. years.

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“I met a lot of people in the industry and saw how amazing the culture is with their dancing and everything, and it opened my eyes to the culture and I loved it so much,” she declared.

She said she started doing modeling, dancing and advertising jobs and quickly discovered a love for the theater and decided to take it “more seriously”.

How it all started: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia last week, Lucinda opened up about her career and said she entered Bollywood for the first time after winning Miss World South Australia and hosting the Miss India Australia pageant many years ago.

How it all started: Speaking to Daily Mail Australia last week, Lucinda opened up about her career and said she entered Bollywood for the first time after winning Miss World South Australia and hosting the Miss India Australia pageant many years ago.

The stunning has just returned to Adelaide, Australia, after living abroad and just before the pandemic, she was studying at the New York Film Academy on the Los Angeles campus.

Lucinda said she liked filmmaking to be a “global industry” and that she was “open” to any opportunity that presented itself, whether in Bollywood, Hollywood or the Australian film industry.

She said that when it comes to Australian stars, she has always admired Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett, who “paved their way in Hollywood”.

“I also think the idol or the person you want to be is you and yourself ten years from now, so you never really get to that point and you keep working on it and aspiring to be. a better version of yourself and pushing yourself to do more, ‘she said.

Lucinda has just been appointed Ambassador of Nontre.co Eco-Friendly Luxury Products, which includes household cleaning and body products, including hand cream.

Lucinda said their line was “amazing” and that she loved the milk and the body scrub.

“The products are amazing and smell amazingly good and they’re made in Australia,” she said.

When it comes to her own beauty secrets and tips and tricks, the brunette beauty said that she always takes off her makeup at night, ate healthy and drank 3-4 liters of water a day.

“I try to stick to a raw diet, lots of fruits and vegetables,” Lucinda said.

She added, “Once I stick with that, it reflects in my skin. As soon as I eat badly, I can tell right away.

New gig: Lucinda just named ambassador for Nontre.co eco-friendly luxury products, which includes household cleaning and body products, including hand cream

New gig: Lucinda just named ambassador for Nontre.co eco-friendly luxury products, which includes household cleaning and body products, including hand cream

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