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Avantika Spoke Candidly About The Way Darker-Skinned South Asian Women Are Portrayed In The Media, And She Didn't Hold Back

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“It was an amazing opportunity to use not just a South Asian, but a specifically South Indian last name,” Avantika said. “Opportunities for brown women in this industry are few and far from many, so we don’t really have the privilege of specificity. When you get the chance, you jump on it for your own people.”

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