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Old April 24 2013, 09:01 PM   #240
sttngfan1701d
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Re: STAR TREK INTO DARKNESS - Grading & Discussion [SPOILERS]

My Name Is Legion wrote: View Post
Shon T'Hara wrote: View Post
There aren't a lot of starring roles for Indian actors in Hollywood. This was one of them.
The part's never been played by an Indian actor or by an actor who resembled an Indian.
It should've been this time. They had a second shot years later to get it right and they whitewashed it. That's my point. This isn't about grudgingly complaining about changes in the Star Trek universe. This is me complaining about how they approached the casting process. They got it wrong from the start, focusing on Latino guys first (continuing in the Montalban vein) and casting a white guy in the end, when the role in question was for an Indian.

Now, with that said, I have no problem with Benedict Cumberbatch as a person or an actor. He's generally great in everything he does. He will be great in this movie. The movie is filmed and released. If this was just "John Harrison" I wouldn't be complaining at all. But since it's Khan Noonien Singh, I'm disappointed an Indian actor didn't get a crack at it.

That's all I have to say on the subject.

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