Updated June 5th, 2024 at 14:35 IST

Bridgerton 3 Star Banita Sandhu Opens Up About Diversity In Series: It's Opening The Door For...

Banita Sandhu shared that Indians have been living in England since 1800s but there stories were never documented or told.

Banita Sandhu | Image:Banita Sandhu/Instagram

Banita Sandhu has been garnering praise for her role as Miss Malhotra in the popular TV series Bridgerton. The actress has a brief appearance in the series the third installment of the series but was enough to spark discussion among the netizens. Now, in a recent interview, the actress opened up about her experience working in Bridgerton season 3 and the diversified culture showed in the show.

I think it’s really opening the door for more actors: Banita Sandhu

In an interview with Bollywood Bubble, Banita was aksed about the diversity in the world of Bridgerton and inclusion of different races. The actress started by thanking Shondaland, a production company, for opening the door for actors like her and Simone to be in the mainstream production. The October actress added that she has noticed that people assume that Shondaland is taking creative liberty by adding more people of colour in Bridgerton world. However, the fact is Indians have been living in England since 1800s but there stories were never told.

"Those stories were never documented or told, so we don’t really realise that it happened. You know Queen Victoria’s Godchildren were Indian royals. They were Duleep Singh - the last maharaja of Punjab’s children," she continued. She concluded by saying that Shondaland paved the way and included Indians in that era and owing to which she hopes now their stories will start being told.

All you need to know about Bridgerton

Based on the book series by Julia Quinn, it is Shondaland's first scripted show for Netflix. The series is set during the early 1800s in an alternative London Regency era, in which King George III established racial equality and raised many people of African descent to the nobility due to the African heritage of his wife, Queen Charlotte. The second part of the third season will stream on June 13.


Published June 5th, 2024 at 14:35 IST