Actress Charithra Chandan has delighted her fans by sharing images on Instagram from her trip to the southern Indian state of Tamil Nadu.
Chandan, who rose to fame after playing Edwina Sharma in “Bridgerton,” shared pictures of various sites including temples and local dishes of the region.
In the first image, Chandran is seen wearing a traditional pink outfit with a red bindi on her forehead.
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She also posted images of the Airavatesvara temple, a Kangayam cow, a Kumbakonam cafe, food served on a banana leaf and selfies.
Instagram users appreciated Chandran’s post, with many commenters praising his efforts to connect with his roots.
“Love how you own your roots and culture,” one user wrote.
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“You are so beautiful and thank you for keeping it real!” another user wrote. “I like simplicity.”
Chandran has also received positive feedback from model Neelam Gill, singer Pragathi Guruprasad and Mumbai-based editor Divia Thani, among others.
Born into a Tamil family in Scotland, Chandran spent some of her early years in Tamil Nadu before returning to the UK aged 4.
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In an interview with The knot in May, Chandran shared how her role in “Bridgerton” is helping to combat colorism in popular culture.
“Growing up, dark-skinned women around the world are often told that they are not allowed to go in the sun or that there is something wrong with us – color is seen as a barrier “, she said. “So the fact that the diamond and the leading lady of the season both have dark skin and it’s not mentioned or turned into something is so powerful.”
According to Chandran, “Bridgerton” helps advance more authentic representation in the entertainment industry.
“More than anything, it is important to normalize this representation,” she explained. “I think what ‘Bridgerton’ is trying to do is normalize experiences that are different from a lot of people. As people get used to different cultures, it will be less of a novelty. It will just show another way of doing things.
For more on ‘Bridgerton,’ check out NextShark’s interview with show star Simone Ashley, who talks about ‘finding the heart’ of her character Kate Sharma and the Haldi ceremony scene from season 2. .
Image selected via @charithra17