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Entertainment

Web Desk
March 12, 2018
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Kumail Nanjiani still gets mistaken for other brown actors

LOS ANGELES: In spite of Pakistani-American actor Kumail Nanjiani gaining ample achievements at a rapid pace, he is still unable to establish an everlasting identity in Hollywood –a problem American brown actors are all too familiar with.

In a tweet posted recently, the Oscar-nominee nagged about people mixing him up with other actors of the same race, tweeting: “A day may come when I am not mistaken for another brown actor. But it is not this day.”

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Nanjiani’s tweet paved a way for other South Asian actors to join in the subtle and passive bleats with The Big Bang Theory actor Kunal Nayyar, replying to Nanjiani’s tweet stating: “Every time I get recognized for you I think “man I wish it were true :).”

Soon after, Harold and Kumar actor Kal Penn also jumped in tweeting “I have taken credit for both of your accolades in the last two weeks so I guess I owe you each a photo, half a beer, and an awkward extended hug.”

American comedian Aparna Nancherla also commented about her experience of being congratulated on The Big Sick, a movie that Nanjiani had co-written with his wife Emily Gordon that was nominated for the Best Original Screenplay category at the 90th Academy Awards.

The humorous Twitter thread protesting the issues faced by artists of South Asian origins had started making rounds on all of social media with several people of color complaining about not getting remembered.


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