Friday, November 25, 2011

America Finally Ready To See Brown?

There's been a lot of talk over the last 5-8 years about Indians (I prefer to say 'South Asians', as not to exclude neighboring countries and ethnicities) being accepted in Hollywood, but in recent months things have spiked. We're now seeing a rapid integration of Brown faces across mainstream U.S. culture. And it's become so finely integrated & common to the masses that one could even miss it, if it wasn't for folks like me pointing it out, with joy, as if each new Brown face is another win in America's global identity crisis. 

Although we're going to mention some of the recent and upcoming talent via Hollywood, South Asians can be now spotted across numerous creative and entertainment industries including literature, television, fashion, social media/tech and so on. After a decade of wondering where South Asians were placed in mainstream USA, I think it's safe to say we've arrived. Check our Facebook for daily updates on what's happening in the world of Brown chic. ~ashlene xo

Freida Pinto is now a bonafide Hollywood star with another box-office hit on her hands.
Kal Penn made a return to Hollywood this month with his successful franchise 'Harold & Kumar'.
Although Anil Kapoor is a newcomer to Hollywood, he is a legend to many Bollywood fans.
Next month will be his second appearance across U.S. theaters after Slumdog Millionaire.
One -To-Watch: Aziz Ansari made an appearance earlier this year and no doubt will be one-to-watch in 2012!
Special Mention:  Bollywood starlet Bipasha Basu makes her English film debut scheduled for May 2012.
Yet to see if this will have a lasting impression on American audiences. 

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