Well, on screen at least.
He was Hari Kumar in the Beeb’s Jewel in the Crown. Later he went on to do the best book-on-tape I’ll ever own (The Moor’s Last Sigh), and since then is almost never seen in anything in the U.S. (let’s not mention that terrorist turn in a certain movie with Aaaahnold the Governator).
Next week, I’ll finally get my Art Malik fix, albeit a small one. The Indo-American Arts Council’s Film Festival kicks off on Wednesday (more on that very soon), and nestled in there, among 50+ feature and short films, is Pratibha Parmar’s Nina’s Heavenly Delights.
The movie promises to be a tale of love set in Glasgow. One half of the couple is Nina Shah, the daughter of an Indian restaurant owner, who returns after her father’s death to sort out a lot of things, and participate in a Best of the West curry competition.
That‘s an interesting sub-set of the desi community I never thought much about before: Indian – Scots mix. Like my favorite cold weather aperitif: a glass of Knockando, neat, with some moong dal.
All well and good, but I have one burning question: does Art wear a kilt in this movie?