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Open Chest Interview with Kal Penn

Aug 06, 2013


Remember my Open Chest with Kal Penn in the summer 2004 issue of ANOKHI, where we were introduced to a fun, laidback guy on the eve of the release of Harold & Kumar Go To White Castle (2004)? Well, we haven’t revisited this dynamic actor since, so what better time than on the eve of the release of The Namesake, a novel by Pulitzer Prize winner Jhumpa Lahiri, adapted for the big screen by Monsoon Wedding producer/director Mira Nair.

The story traces the life of Gogol Ganguli, a first-generation South Asian American, played by our very own ‘American Desi’ and that of his parents, in a way that will hit home with both South Asian families here and abroad, and families in general around the globe. It is an epic with many universal themes threaded throughout a personal love story about self, life and how it all pieces together. We have all, at some point in our lives, questioned the meaning of family or experienced a struggle with identity and coming into our own.

As one of the most recognizable South Asian faces in Hollywood, Penn, in an exclusive interview with me, talks about his opinions of the movie and himself as an actor, which sheds light on the more serious side of this actor, and indeed, the guy that has become a man.

CLICK HERE To Read the Full Interview with Kal

Raj Girn


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