Actor/comedian Aasif Mandvi, an Indian American (though not a Sikh), talks about the stereotypical roles he was forced to accede in order to make his way in Hollywood:
I got a callback, and my agent called to ask if I owned a turban. I said — a little defensively, I admit — that if I owned a turban, I would probably have worn it; it’s not something you leave home without. She laughed, saying, “Yeah, that makes sense — but the producers want me to ask you, and I hope you are not offended, but have you ever been a snake charmer?”
Mandvi goes on to discuss the stereotypes that Hollywood imposes on Indian actors. Read more at The Hollywood Reporter.