Inclusion in Hollywood is mostly due to the African-American community, according to Abhay Deol
It’s commonly argued that artists can work everywhere, and that language is irrelevant in the movie. As storytelling evolves to encompass a wider world, so too does casting. Abhay Deol, who played the father of an Indian-American youngster in Spin (2021), is just one example of the growing number of Indian actors landing major roles in Hollywood and elsewhere in the West.
Abhay responded positively when asked if there had been an improvement in the portrayal of Indian actors and characters in Hollywood films by saying, “It’s getting better.” Change (inclusion) is occurring in Hollywood because of a strong demand from ethnic communities for authentic portrayal in media. Black folks have been the driving force behind it. They still have a ways to go, but at least they have someone to lean on now. The African-American population should be thanked for many things.
They supported one another and spoke up loudly for their own visibility, paving the way for other people of colour to do the same. It’s great to see people of all backgrounds and traditions working together. The more openly they embrace their diversity than they ever have before, the more their movie will benefit.