Diversity in Hollywood

Hollywood has become more diverse over the past years by incorporating different cultures and ethnicities in their TV shows and movies. Diversity is important because our country, workplaces, and schools increasingly consist of various cultural, racial, and ethnic groups.  There were not as many indian actors and actresses acting in Hollywood until very recently.

One of Hollywood’s hit tv shows, Quantico stars an indian actress as the female leading role. Priyanka Chopra is an Indian actress, singer, film producer, philanthropist, and the winner of the Miss World 2000 pageant. This tv show explores the lives of young government agents as they go through training to become special agents. The diverse recruits have been thoroughly vetted and are considered the best and the brightest. However, each recruit has hidden secrets. One recruit (Priyanka Chopra) ends up being suspected of masterminding the most deadly attack on U.S. soil since 9/11, and must fight to clear her name.

Caption: Priyanka Chopra in the new season of Quantico that is yet to be released. Photo Credit: www.timesnownews.com

Caption: Priyanka Chopra in the new season of Quantico that is yet to be released.
Photo Credit: www.timesnownews.com

Deepika Padukone has recently started to make Hollywood movies. In her most recent movie she starred opposite Vin Diesel in action flick XXX: The Return Of Xander Cage. After coming out of self-imposed exile, daredevil operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) must race against time to recover a sinister weapon known as Pandora’s Box. However, by his side he has Serena Unger (Deepika Padukone) fighting right beside him.

Having indian actresses play a leading role in Hollywood movies and shows, help to expand indian culture into the western part of the world. For a long time, Indian culture wasn’t as prominent in the Western world and much of their cultural background was shadowed by that of the American society. By featuring Indian actors and actresses in American television shows, you’re not only giving a voice to those entertainers but also everyone who they’re representing.

Anuradha Surujdin

Hey, I’m Anuradha from the Edison Light. My hobbies include going on new adventures and watching movies of all genres. My favorite genres are comedy, action and mystery. I want to inform my readers about the latest trends in the entertainment industry which includes new movies, TV shows, plays and more.