Race and prejudice on celluloid

‘Why was Malaysian-born actress Michelle Yeoh chosen to play Aung San Suu Kyi in the latter’s biopic “The Lady,” Morgan Freeman chosen to play Nelson Mandela in “Invictus,” but Priyanka Chopra chosen to play Mary Kom in the biopic on the Manipuri boxer in a country which is ostensibly proud of its diversity? Let’s not pretend to be politically correct here.’

http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/comment-article-race-and-prejudice-on-celluloid/article6391835.ece

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