She just signed a development deal with ABC and knows exactly what she wants.
She want to play an ethnically ambiguous character that doesn’t center around her being Indian, according to Bollywood Life.
“You know how Indians are cast in every American show, and you have to talk in a strange accent, and have the craziness; I don’t want to do that stereotype,” she said.
Under the one year deal, ABC will develop a show centered around her and if that doesn’t work out, she may become part of an already existing show.
“Don’t develop a show where ‘an Indian girl is struggling in New York, living with her Indian family and how difficult it is’… I DON’T want to do that!” My nationality could be Indian in the show I could be a police cop who has paratha and achaar for breakfast instead of hot dogs but I want the character that I play to be around the fact that I am a character and not that fact that I am an Indian. I am tired of seeing those stereotypes for Indian people on American TV.”
She also has some strong feelings about women in Hollywood. You can read about that in Bollywood Life.