Meet Kumail Nanjiani, the handsome devil in the picture above on the left. He’s a Muslim, Pakistani American man who’s a triple threat. Just check out his mile-long IMDb page if you want the laundry list of his roles. He’s a comedian. He’s a writer. And now, he’s the leading man of the rom-com The Big Sick. Despite being a Muslim actor in Trump’s America, a Daily Mail article reporting on the actor stated that Kumail doesn’t want this movie to be seen as a political statement. No, he wants the viewers to come and see the movie for what it is. It breaks boundaries because, surprise, surprise, it portrays Muslim men as just being regular guys going about their daily lives. You know. NORMAL PEOPLE.
The Big Sick , coming to theaters June 23, portrays (in befuddling meet-cute rom-com fashion) the real-life story of how Kumail, the son of immigrants, a tech wiz by day and a stand-up comedian by night, met his future wife Emily Gordon. The pair engage in hijinks, mixed in with a good dose of laughter, and maybe even a couple tears.
But don’t worry. Kumail wins out in the end, as you can see.
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