December 9, 2022


Art Is Experience

Actress Parminder Nagra told ‘brown people don’t sell’

Actress Parminder Nagra, who found fame in 2002 film Bend It Like Beckham, has explained she was when informed “brown people today really don’t sell” by a Television producer.

Talking to BBC Radio five Live’s Nihal Arthanayake, she spoke about seeking to set herself up for the role of a therapist on a well-known US Television programme, just after playing a doctor in ER, but being turned down mainly because they explained they experienced “currently got a human being who’s Indian on the display”.

This clip was originally broadcast on Nihal Arthanayake’s display on 28 April 2021.