itsbollywood:

"Hollywood filmmakers do not write good substantive roles for Indian actors. Indian actors usually only get to be the nurse or hero’s roommate, the sidekick, the bit part. They are stereotyped. Even the biggest Indian stars can at best aspire for meaningful cameos. On the rare occasion they do get a slightly more substantial role it’s only to add an ‘exotic’ element to the film. Indian characters make little impact to the central themes of Hollywood films. Gravity provides a classic case. Everyone remembers George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Poor Phaldut Sharma is easily forgotten. Of course, there are productions like Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire that have a heavy Indian presence. But these are India-centric scripts that simply cannot do without Indian actors. Hollywood filmmakers view Indian characters through the prism of social realities in their country. ”- Imran Khan

itsbollywood:

"Hollywood filmmakers do not write good substantive roles for Indian actors. Indian actors usually only get to be the nurse or hero’s roommate, the sidekick, the bit part. They are stereotyped. Even the biggest Indian stars can at best aspire for meaningful cameos. On the rare occasion they do get a slightly more substantial role it’s only to add an ‘exotic’ element to the film. Indian characters make little impact to the central themes of Hollywood films. Gravity provides a classic case. Everyone remembers George Clooney and Sandra Bullock. Poor Phaldut Sharma is easily forgotten. Of course, there are productions like Life of Pi and Slumdog Millionaire that have a heavy Indian presence. But these are India-centric scripts that simply cannot do without Indian actors. Hollywood filmmakers view Indian characters through the prism of social realities in their country. - Imran Khan

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