Parminder Nagra

Parminder Nagra: TV show turned me down for being of Indian descent

She told a podcast she had also heard producers on an unnamed production say "too many brown people" would not sell.

Nagra made her name in the 2002 UK film Bend It Like Beckham before appearing the American medical drama series ER.

While noting how on-screen diversity had improved, she said she hoped it was not just a quota-filling exercise.

"We're having the conversations happening more and more and things have moved on," she toldĀ the Celebrity Catch Up podcast.