‘Why are In­di­ans only given Asian roles in in­ter­na­tional films?’

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Entertainment - Yashika Mathur

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.

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