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An India exclusive interview: The funny brown guy from Schitt’s Creek

Hindustan Times | ByShruti Nair
Oct 04, 2020 09:09 AM IST

Meet Rizwman Manji, the man who contributed to the laughter that made the popular Canadian show win a flurry of Emmys

When I reached out to Schitt’s Creek star Rizwan Manji on Instagram for this interview just a day after the show swept five Emmys, I honestly did not expect him to respond. But he did. “The year 2020 has changed a lot of things and checking the ‘Others’ folder on Instagram might be one of them,” he laughs.

Rizwan Manji starred in Schitt’s Creek which swept five Emmys in 2020(Sergio Garcia)
Rizwan Manji starred in Schitt’s Creek which swept five Emmys in 2020(Sergio Garcia)
“When I started out,I was told neither did I have Bollywood looks, nor Browns portrayed lead roles in the West”
(From Left) Rizwan Manji essays the role of a real estate agent in Schitt’s Creek; The full cast of the series at the 2019 Emmys
(From Left) Rizwan Manji essays the role of a real estate agent in Schitt’s Creek; The full cast of the series at the 2019 Emmys
“[As a brown guy], I faced a lot of name-calling in Canada. But I felt like an outsider in India too!”
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