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Roots with South Asian Today: From the Aussie burbs to global domination

Season 02, Ep 09: In conversation with Pallavi Sharda

Our guest is the impeccable Indian-Australian actor Pallavi Sharda.

Pallavi dreamt of acting in Hindi films and actually did it. In an industry laced with nepotism and favouritism, how did someone who was often the only brown girl in her dance class end up leading several Hindi films before turning global and working in movies and shows like Lion with Dev Patel and Gurinder Chadha’s Beecham House?

We talk about breaking into both Indian and western film industries and how one can find their own place in a profession that can turn overnight. Is it exciting, or is it scary to work in Australia where seeing South Asian women lead a show is still such a novelty?

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