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Actor Utkarsh Ambudkar on avoiding ethnic stereotypes

Clip: 08/08/2019 | 3m 11s

Actor and singer Utkarsh Ambudkar has appeared in the movie “Pitch Perfect” and television’s “The Mindy Project.” This fall, he’ll star on Broadway in Lin Manuel Miranda’s “Freestyle Love Supreme.” But despite these high-profile performances, Ambudkar, who is South Asian, hasn’t found it easy to avoid casting cliches. He shares his brief but spectacular take on making up his career as he goes.

Aired: 08/08/19

Rating: NR

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