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Only one name comes to mind when thinking of who could possibly fill the vacuum in Bollywood left by Tom Alter…Edward Sonnenblick, the hugely talented American actor. Since first making waves for his award-nominated double role in Zee TV’s Jhansi Ki Rani, he’s been quietly building his reputation for 10 years now, as the go-to artist in India whenever a foreign actor is required for a substantial role.
And with his current crop of projects it looks like his journey is set to take him to new heights. He is now set to star along with Kapil Sharma in his next film, Firangi, in which the two share a crackling unique chemistry at the center of the film.
Just as at-home in a light hearted film like Firangi as he is in intense roles, his versatility will be on full display in Alt Balaji’s hard hitting web series, Bose Dead/Alive, which pairs him opposite thespian Rajkumar Rao’s Bose as the British police commissioner obsessed with tracking down the elusive Netaji.
As if all that wasn’t enough, he currently hosts (in Hindi!) the Epic Channel’s hit show, Indipedia, where he explores aspects of Indian culture often overlooked, a job for which Edward, being such a die-hard Hindi speaking Indophile, was a natural choice.
Like the legendary Alter, Edward, with his Angrezi exterior yet Desi soul, looks poised to become the country’s next adopted Firangi son, one who’s here to stay.