Mar 12, 2019 - Bollywood actress Tanishaa Mukerji who has been a part of films such as Sarkar Raj, Tango Charlie, and Sarkar has gained limelight for an incident that happened with her in the US. Rani Mukerji’s sister was in States for an American charity event, CRY, and when she was attending a party with her friends, one of the African-American employees made an insensitive and racist remark about her.
Shiftiest place ever.! Racist horrible people @JaneHotelNYC— Tanishaa Mukerji (@TanishaaMukerji) March 10, 2019
While talking to Mid-Day, the actress opened up about the incident and was quoted as saying, "I don’t understand what triggered it as I was polite, but he turned rude. One of the employees, an African-American, said that we looked as if we were fresh off the boat and couldn’t speak English. That was insulting and blatantly racist. My friends and I were shocked. It’s traumatic to experience this kind of racism in the US; I have never faced it earlier."
She actress further said that she tried to take help from the officials in the hotel but they refused to help. She even tried to record the incident on her phone but was asked to stop it. "I was trying to record the incident on my camera. The video I posted online ends abruptly because the guy stopped me and told me to switch my recorder off. It’s unfortunate when you experience something like this in a land that stands for rights and liberty. I am saddened that an African-American behaved like this, considering they have experienced discrimination themselves."
Tanishaa took to her social media account to share her experience and wrote, "Shiftiest place ever.! Racist horrible people @JaneHotelNYC."