Actress Parminder Nagra has actually stated she was when declined for a TV function since the program had “currently got an Indian individual on the cast”.
The British star, who rose to popularity in Bend It Like Beckham in 2002 prior to going on to appear in medical drama ER and other programs in the US, said the very same thing would never be stated about a white person.
Nagra, 45, spoke about diversity on screen in an interview with the Star Catch Up: Life After That Thing I Did? podcast, and said that conversations around the concern can often end up being about getting a “box ticked”.
Discussing the function she was denied for, the actress, who is from Leicester, said: “I keep in mind asking to go up for a task since an actress basically left. It was a popular TELEVISION program here.
” An actress had actually left the task due to the fact that basically she ‘d fallen out with the other star.
” I keep in mind telephoning my representative and I went, ‘Do you think perhaps you could just recommend me?’ The character’s extremely non-specific in terms of household and in between 35 and 40.”
Nagra said that the “word that came back was that they have actually currently got an Indian person on the cast”.
She continued: “I went, ‘Yeah, but I’m completely various to that person’.
” Is that going to happen when you say we have currently got a white person on the show? I do not believe that conversation’s occurring.”
Nagra told the podcast that things have “carried on” in terms of diversity in the tv market, and highlighted the success of stars such as Oscar nominee Riz Ahmed and Priyanka Chopra Jonas.
Nevertheless, she stated: “I have been in rooms where people have gone, ‘That’s not going to sell since there’s too many brown individuals in it’.”