South Asian Performances in Hollywood

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Amitabh Bachchan in The Great Gatsby (2013) 

This romance thriller directed by Baz Lahrmann is an iconic rendition of the 1925 novel by the same title, written by F. Scott Fitzgerald. Amitabh Bhacchan plays the role of a Jewish gambler, Meyer Wolfsheim who meets Gatsby in 1919. 

Dimple Kapadia in Tenet (2020) 

This action science fiction film directed by Christopher Nolan is an experimental take about time inversion. The story follows a CIA operative trying to save the world from a few things that can be manipulated for the worse in this situation.

Priyanka Chopra in Baywatch (2017) 

This action comedy film directed by Seth Gordon is based on the nostalgic TV series of the same name. It follows the story of a dedicated lifeguard that tries to save the beach from a new synthetic drug. Priyanka Chopra plays the role of Victoria Leeds, a criminal mastermind. 

Aishwarya Rai in The Last Legion (2007) 

This adventure action film directed by Doug Lefler is based on the 2002 novel of the same title, written by Valerio Massimo Manfred. The story follows a dangerous journey as the Roman Empire collapses. Aishwarya Rai plays the role of Mira, a powerful warrior.   

Anupam Kher in Silver Linings Playbook (2012) 

Directed by David O. Russell this romance comedy is a very interesting take on coping with mental health issues. After being released from a mental institution, Pat meets Tiffany, who is also mentally disturbed. Anupam Kher plays the role of Cliff, Pat’s therapist and friend. 

Irfan Khan in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) 

This film is the story of Peter Parker's journey and while unraveling his parents' disappearance, he must fight against the odds. This film has an interesting and fresh take on the classic story of Spider-Man. Irfan Khan plays the role of Rajit Ratha, a high level scientist. 

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