‘Why are Indians only given Asian roles in international films?’
Be it his role as Khurram in Haider (2014) or Vishnu in Sarkar (2005)— actor Kay Kay Menon (right) has essayed diverse characters in his acting career, which spans two decades. However, he is not interested in proving his mettle in Hollywood. The actor is disappointed with the kind of roles being offered to Bollywood actors in international films. “I speak better English than most people from Hollywood. My problem is that the moment you go there, you restrict yourself to an Asian role. You are either playing a Pakistani, or Indian or Sri Lankan. If your face is international, you can be from America also. I don’t understand why we are only given these kind of roles,” says Menon who was recently seen in a multilingual film alongside actor Rana Daggubati.
Talking about global cinema, the actor says, “I am comfortable where I am. I need to do films with languages that I understand, otherwise I might do a German or a French film,” he adds.