From Superhero Shows to Soaps, #SouthAsian Actors Are Taking Over TV

 “An in-demand South Asian-American actress, doing a network TV show created by and produced by South Asian-Americans? We’ve come a long way from the 80s and 90s, when the most prominent Indian face on TV was Apu from The Simpsons—a two-dimensional character comedian Hari Kondabolu has memorably describedas “a white guy doing an impression of a white guy making fun of my father.” And while shows created by white people often still lean on stereotypes when they feature brown characters—arranged marriage comes up frequently—brown creators have been leading the charge for something different”.

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Source: From Superhero Shows to Soaps, South Asian Actors Are Taking Over TV | Vanity Fair

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