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It’s time for the Oscars to recognize South Asian and Asian American talent. For decades, Hollywood has failed to recognize Asian Americans in movies and media.
Karen Leong, associate professor of women’s and gender studies and Asian-Pacific American studies at the School of Social Transformation, said, “Asian Americans are often thought of as Asian. They’re not understood to be American, and that contributes to this perception that Americans might not identify with Asian Americans — and that’s the assumption of those investing in the movies.
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Actress Priyanka Chopra has spoken out about representation in Hollywood. Begin your ascent Quantico with Hollywoodshe started getting roles in many Hollywood movies, such as Baywatch, Isn’t it romanticand The Matrix: Resurrection .Chopra said in an interview with Hindustan News Hub, “I’ve been working in Hollywood for almost 10 years and now I’m finally doing what I wanted to do. It takes a lot of effort to educate the world about the talent and identity of South Asian actors.
Many more have followed a similar idea, including more South Indian-led shows being produced. No more role playing to satisfy white audiences. Asian members of the Academy have formed a unified identity.
Mindy Kaling’s show, I have never, welcomes new actor Maitreyi Ramakrishnan who has captured the hearts of Netflix audiences. During a Q&A with Elle, Mindy Kaling said, “When a story like this resonates around the world, in Bulgaria, Ukraine and Brazil, it’s vital. We underestimate audiences. They want to hear from other people outside of their own life, as long as the stories are honest.
On March 23, Priyanka Chopra alongside Mindy Kaling and Kumail Nanjiani hosted a pre-Oscar event to celebrate South Asian excellence in film. The event was sponsored by UTA, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, Johnnie Walker, the Indian Center South Asian Arts Resilience Fund and the Juggernaut. Guests included Elizabeth Mirzaei, Joseph Patel, Riz Ahmed and Aneril Karia
This event marked the beginning of the rise of Asian talent in Hollywood. Never before has an Asian American collective existed on such a large scale. More and more South Asian producers and executives are collaborating to deliver stories.
“The more positive role models we have, the more positive news and things we have, the better we can see ourselves reflected in society, and that helps lift us to a higher level,” Netflix star Jimmy Wong said. Wish Dragon, in an interview for CNET’s Now What series.
As more actors push through the stereotypical narrative, those like Maitreyi Ramakrishnan can shine in the otherwise white-dominated world of Hollywood.