In spite of the fact that Indian entertainers have long featured in several massive Hollywood movies and made their TV appearances, the year 2021 will be remembered as a turning point for Indian nearness in unmistakable Western excitement. This year, Indian on-screen characters were all over. From blockbusters like The Matrix and the Wonder Cinematic Universe to award-winning movies like The White Tiger to big-budget science-fiction sagas like Foundation, there’s something for everyone.
As the year draws to a close, these are the Indian on-screen characters who made an impression in foreign movies and TV 2021:
Priyanka Chopra (‘The Matrix Resurrections’, ‘The White Tiger’)
Priyanka Chopra, who plays Neo in The Matrix Resurrections, has justified the length of her role. Priyanka plays the adult version of the exiled programme Sati in the film starring Keanu Reeves and Carrie-Anne Moss. In 2003, the character first appeared like a youngster in The Matrix Revolutions.
Huma Qureshi (‘Army Of The Dead’)
Zack Snyder directed Army of the Dead, a 2021 American zombie heist thriller based on a script he co-wrote with Shay Hatten and Joby Harold. The Zack Snyder-directed film premiered on Netflix on May 21, 2021, and has received mixed reviews from reviewers and audiences alike. Huma Qureshi, an Indian actress who played Geeta, an Indian mother who tries to flee the quarantine camp with her children, was also a member of the Army of the Dead’s cast.
Nitu Chandra Srivastava (‘Never Back Down: Revolt’)
With Never Back Down: Revolt, actress Nitu Chandra Srivastava made her Hollywood debut. Never Back Down 4 is the fourth instalment in the Never Back Down series. Kellie Madison is the director of the picture. Her role was highly appreciated by critics and this also led her to gain worldwide popularity.
Kubbra Sait (‘Foundation’)
Kubbra Sait is making waves for her Apple TV+ series Foundation, after capturing hearts and getting plaudits for her performance as Kukoo in Netflix’s Sacred Games. Phara is the character played by the actress in the series, which is based on Isaac Asimov’s popular novel series of the same name. On September 24, two episodes of the show were released on the streaming site.
Pravesh Rana (‘Serpent’, ‘Foundation’)
The other Indian face in Foundation was actor Pravesh Rana. The actor portrayed Rowan, a faithful lieutenant to Kubbra Sait’s Phara. Rowan, his character, is scheduled to return in the second season of Foundation. Rana had a renaissance year in 2021, most remembered for his appearances on Bigg Boss and as the host of Emotional Atyachar. In addition, he played a minor role in the Netflix series Serpent, which was based on Charles Sobhraj.