By Tulsi, Bollywood.com News Network
She’s made it clear a lot of times that she just wasn’t going to do it. Not for Quantico, not for any other show. We do think that’s a pretty cool choice, but here’s the real reason why she refuses to do it.
Explains PC: “My ethnicity on the show is half Indian-half Caucasian. You know I went to school in America, I grew up there, and all the Indian characters that I saw on American shows are stereotypes and talk like Apu from The Simpsons, who I hate because growing up, everyone would ask me ‘How come you don’t talk like Apu?’. It used to piss me off. My basis with ABC was that I want to do an ethnically ambiguous part, and that’s the only way I would do it. I didn’t want to do a big fat Indian Punjabi family, that’s so expected from a Bollywood actress. I had clearly told them that if you want to treat me like an actress and not a ‘Bollywood’ jewel, where am supposed to dance and do those things, then I am fine. Which is why the parts they chose for me and scripts I read were for characters that are ethnically ambiguous.”
By the way, did you know that the main lead played by Priyanka Chopra was first an all-American, white character? The makers of the show tweaked the character a bit to fit our very own PC as the lead in the show! Woohoo!