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Should Hitler and his mistress be played by Indian actors?

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anotheoldgit | 14:22 Wed 09th Jun 2010 | News
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http://www.dailymail....s-Bollywood-film.html

We constantly hear the cry, "couldn't they find a black actor to play the part of a certain black person, or someone who is disabled to play the part of a disabled person", etc. etc..

So why do they need to choose two Indian persons to play Hitler and his Mistress?

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Why did Hollywood need to pick an Australian with an Irish accent to play Robin Hood?

If they're good actors they'll get away with it, it's not as if they're black skinned Nigerians or something like that which would be somewhat odd.

Does he look that much less like hitler than this man?
http://i.telegraph.co...lisle-192_683362e.jpg
Can you recommend any white actors who speak Hindi? Or Urdu or whatever language the film is being made in?
i actually think the one in aog's link is quite a good likeness.
I'm trying to recall some anthropology ...

Weren't the Aryan peoples originally from India anyway?

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Well yes - more than Robert Carlisle!

And I'm Sorry Anthony Hopkins was a major mistake
http://www.onlygoodmo...nker-hitler-movie.jpg
close zeuhl, aryan from roman 'aryanus' (iran).
And haven't British productions had Adolf portrayed by ... shock horror ... jewish actors!
e.g. Anthony Sher

That must offend Hitler Fans even more than this Indian effort.

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Thanks Ankou.

Appropriate question for the introduction of the word 'anus' I thought.

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an ary one at that
There is at least a passing resemblance between the guy and Hitler - however, the young woman is far too attractive and doesn't resemble Eva Braun in any way.
they'll be having white men playing Jesus next.
Its only fair. Ben Kingsley was Gandhi after all.
or heaven forbid a white guy playing al jolson
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Booldawg
Being Of English, East Indian, and South African descent, and born Krishna Bhanji, Ben Kingsley wasn't exactly a white person.

johnny.5
al jolson was a white guy, who would not be allowed to black-up and play a black guy, if he was alive today.
al jolson was a white guy, who would not be allowed to black-up and play a black guy, if he was alive today.

Of course he'd be allowed to...it's just that no-one would pay money to see that.

The same way that no Hollywood film studio would be so gauche to make a film like Birth Of A Nation or Freaks in 2010.

Thank God.
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/// Of course he'd be allowed to...it's just that no-one would pay money to see that.////

You know very well that this is incorrect, if he was alive today his shows would be a sell out.

Just as "The Black & White Minstrels Show" viewing figures would hit the roof, if they were allowed to put this show back on telly.

I think one would have to be a very narrow minded black person, to find these at all racist or offensive.

In fact I would say there would be more white persons of certain political leanings, who would find them racist and offensive.
AOG

Al Jolson was a man of his time. It's not possible to say that if someone who was popular in the 1930s was working today he'd be a sell out.

Is there anyone under the age of 60 who wouldn't feel extremely uncomfortable at blackface entertainment. It simply doesn't make any sense in the 21st century.

Music hall died out in the early 60s. This is because the kids of the 60s weren't interersted in what their parents enjoyed.

Variety died out in the 70s. This is because the kids of the 70s weren't interested in what their parents enjoyed.

All successive generations create their own entertainment.

The only people I suspect who would be entertained by white people dressed up as black people from the late 1920 are people who are very, very old.
The Black and White Minstrels

a bunch of dancers miming to old songs from before most of us were born. This would be an embarassment even without the male dancers mimicing black stereotypes.

Bring back Kenny Lynch.

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