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Entertainment Padma Lakshmi leads a group of South Asian celebs to discuss voting

09:05  27 october  2020
09:05  27 october  2020 Source:   dailymail.co.uk

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Group : With just eight days left until the general election, Padma Lakshmi got together with a group of other South Asian celebs to discuss the power of voting . Script: The 50-year-old actress and TV host was part of a group put together by NowThis Politics

That said, Atypical star Nik Dodani rallied South Asians from film and TV for a NowThis video to celebrate Harris and to discuss the power of voting Dodani was joined by Padma Lakshmi , Aasif Mandvi, Aparna Nancherla, D’Lo, Janina Gavankar, Ravi Patel, Sakina Jaffrey and Vinny Chhibber.

Padma Lakshmi, Aasif Mandvi are posing for a picture: MailOnline logo © Provided by Daily Mail MailOnline logo

With just eight days left until the general election, Padma Lakshmi got together with a group of other South Asian celebs to discuss the power of voting.

The 50-year-old actress and TV host was part of a group put together by NowThis Politics, with filmmaker Nick Dodani putting together a script that went through some humorous changes.

As the PSA video unfolds, entitled Brown and Down, the celebs notice they're being asked to do some humorously questionable things to promote voting.

Padma Lakshmi standing in front of a curtain: Group: With just eight days left until the general election, Padma Lakshmi got together with a group of other South Asian celebs to discuss the power of voting © Provided by Daily Mail Group: With just eight days left until the general election, Padma Lakshmi got together with a group of other South Asian celebs to discuss the power of voting Script: The 50-year-old actress and TV host was part of a group put together by NowThis Politics , with filmmaker Nick Dodani putting together a script that went through some humorous changes © Provided by Daily Mail Script: The 50-year-old actress and TV host was part of a group put together by NowThis Politics , with filmmaker Nick Dodani putting together a script that went through some humorous changes

The video begins with Nick telling the actors he sent the new version of the script with some 'last minute changes,' though actor Vinny Chhibber said those changes were, 'not approved by our agents.'

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Lakshmi also criticized seated Georgia Republican Senator Kelly Lafleur, who wrote an open letter that disparaged athletes for wearing “Black Lives Lakshmi made her last point by urging her fellow Asian -Americans to participate in the polls during this election, even if they think their vote won’t

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His speculation is met by having his feed muted, as Aasif Mandvi gets started, stating, 'Our community has the massive potential to dramatically influence the next election. We just have to exercise our power.'

Then Mandvi notices something strange in the script, adding, 'You want me to take off my shirt and flex?'

Vinny Chhibber looking at the camera: Not approved: The video begins with Nick telling the actors he sent the new version of the script with some 'last minute changes,' though actor Vinny Chhibber said those changes were, 'not approved by our agents' © Provided by Daily Mail Not approved: The video begins with Nick telling the actors he sent the new version of the script with some 'last minute changes,' though actor Vinny Chhibber said those changes were, 'not approved by our agents' Aasif Mandvi sitting in front of a book shelf: Flex:Then Mandvi notices something strange in the script, adding, 'You want me to take off my shirt and flex?' © Provided by Daily Mail Flex:Then Mandvi notices something strange in the script, adding, 'You want me to take off my shirt and flex?'

Dodani adds, 'Only if you're comfortable with it,' but he still refuses, adding, 'I don't know how it would help.'

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Padma Lakshmi leads a group of South Asian celebs like Aasif Mandvi and Aparna Nancherla to discuss the power of voting Eight days left to vote .

Actress Aparna Nancherla adds, 'I also need to see it... for research,' though Mandvi kept his shirt on and they kept going.


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Ravi Patel added that the community, 'needs to show up and vote like we've never showed up before,' adding their children's lives depend on it, before he's asked to hold up his baby.

Aparna Nancherla posing for the camera: Research: Actress Aparna Nancherla adds, 'I also need to see it... for research,' though Mandvi kept his shirt on and they kept going © Provided by Daily Mail Research: Actress Aparna Nancherla adds, 'I also need to see it... for research,' though Mandvi kept his shirt on and they kept going Ravi Patel wearing a hat: Ravi: Ravi Patel added that the community, 'needs to show up and vote like we've never showed up before,' adding their children's lives depend on it, before he's asked to hold up his baby © Provided by Daily Mail Ravi: Ravi Patel added that the community, 'needs to show up and vote like we've never showed up before,' adding their children's lives depend on it, before he's asked to hold up his baby

He insists he's not going to hold up his baby to the camera, though he will take his shirt off, though clearly no one wants him to.

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Janina Gavankar asks him, 'You've been working out, buddy?' as Ravi asks if he thinks this will 'blow up' like the shirtless pics of Kumail Nanjiani did, though they disagree.

Padma quickly changes the subject and says, 'We have to vote vote vote. Vote as early as you can. Vote in person, vote by mail, vote by dropbox, just vote... with your shirt on.'

a person standing posing for the camera: Blow up: Janina Gavankar asks him, 'You've been working out, buddy?' as Ravi asks if he thinks this will 'blow up' like the shirtless pics of Kumail Nanjiani did, though they disagree © Provided by Daily Mail Blow up: Janina Gavankar asks him, 'You've been working out, buddy?' as Ravi asks if he thinks this will 'blow up' like the shirtless pics of Kumail Nanjiani did, though they disagree a woman wearing glasses and smiling at the camera: Vote: Padma quickly changes the subject and says, 'We have to vote vote vote. Vote as early as you can. Vote in person, vote by mail, vote by dropbox, just vote... with your shirt on' © Provided by Daily Mail Vote: Padma quickly changes the subject and says, 'We have to vote vote vote. Vote as early as you can. Vote in person, vote by mail, vote by dropbox, just vote... with your shirt on'

Sakina Jaffrey adds they need to 'vote in numbers so big it feels like,' before refusing to say the joke, 'like we're at an Indian wedding.'

Gavankar adds they need to phone bank and volunteer while Jaffrey makes it clear that the Biden-Harris ticket is 'the most progressive' in years.

Nancherla asks everyone to go 'bug every auntie and uncle about voting with the same persistence that they bug us about everything.'

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Janina Gavankar posing for the camera: Phones: Gavankar adds they need to phone bank and volunteer while Jaffrey makes it clear that the Biden-Harris ticket is 'the most progressive' in years © Provided by Daily Mail Phones: Gavankar adds they need to phone bank and volunteer while Jaffrey makes it clear that the Biden-Harris ticket is 'the most progressive' in years

They add that Kamala Harris is Desi, as they talk about how cool it would be to have an 'auntie' in the White House.

Mandvi, however, says he isn't going to call her 'auntie' because they're the same age.

They encourage fans to visit IWillVote.com or text JOIN to 30330, as the video ends with a surprise segment with Kamala Harris' daughters Maya and Meena.

Maya Harris looking at the camera: Same age: Mandvi, however, says he isn't going to call her 'auntie' because they're the same age © Provided by Daily Mail Same age: Mandvi, however, says he isn't going to call her 'auntie' because they're the same age Meena Harris posing for the camera: Daughters: They encourage fans to visit IWillVote.com or text JOIN to 30330, as the video ends with a surprise segment with Kamala Harris' daughters Maya and Meena © Provided by Daily Mail Daughters: They encourage fans to visit IWillVote.com or text JOIN to 30330, as the video ends with a surprise segment with Kamala Harris' daughters Maya and Meena Read more

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