The American government may not be in favor of immigrants, but Hollywood is sure indulgent enough toward imports from Bollywood. Gone are the days when we saw a glimpse of Kabir Bedi in a Bond movie or Amrish Puri playing the role of an antagonist in Steven Spielberg’s, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom.
The current lot in Bollywood has high aims and stellar actors like as Deepika Padukone, Nargis Fakhri, and Priyanka Chopra, have worked very hard opposite top-notch Hollywood stars, under prestigious banners, and have gone on to prove that neither immigrants nor racism nor the stereotyped color fetish affects their performance.
More and more Indian artists are gradually moving far from cliché roles and are adopting the international avatar. 2018 is going to be a packed house for our Desi actors and that too opposite some of the greatest names of Hollywood and in lead roles to boot.
Obviously, Priyanka Chopra has to be credited for this progressive movement, however, this time, rather than a blockbuster brand like Baywatch, our Desi girl would be seen in an innovative movie opposite Claire Danes and Jim Parsons. This film, A Kid Like Jake, is expected to be released in May this year and is already doing rounds in international film festivals and receiving great reviews.
Rajkummar Rao is having a truly stellar 2018 too. He will be seen working with Demi Moore, Freida Pinto, Anupam Kher, and Richa Chaddha in the movie Love Sonia. This movie, based on real-life incidents of human trafficking is expected to be a hard-hitting one, and perhaps we can hope Rao to rake in some international awards.
He surely is the Indian gold dust and has an additional Hollywood film in his kitty with Nargis Fakhri and Bo Derek. It’s hard to believe, but it’s true, the previous Bond Bombshell has signed up for 5 Weddings. This movie doesn’t merely have a diverse cast but also a transgender role in the storyline.
These three movies not only bring diverse ethnicities together but also addresses social and cultural issues. Hopefully, 2018 turns out to be the year where we embrace our disparities of sexual orientation, racial or color differences and shun the American image of white supremacists and create the diaspora of inclusivity.