An Indian Fashion Editor on Devi’s Sari in Never Have I Ever [Video]

An Indian Fashion Editor on Devi’s Sari in Never Have I Ever [Video]

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NEVER HAVE I EVER, from left: Maitreyi Ramakrishnan, Richa Sukla, Poorna Jagannathan, Alice Amter (back to camera), Sohm Kapila (back to camera), '...gotten drunk with the popular kids', (Season 1, ep. 103, aired April 27, 2020). photo: Lara Solanki /  Netflix / Courtesy Everett Collection

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Being Indian, there's a lot of reasons why Devi's character on Netflix's Never Have I Ever resonates with me, but it was the episode where she has to wear a sari that hit home. There really weren't any Indian characters on TV shows that I could relate to growing up. There was Apu on The Simpsons, but having a long last name is where our similarities started and ended. I love the fact that the younger generations of Indian girls finally have a show with characters that are going through similar issues, so they're not just sitting and wondering, "Is anyone else out there going through this?" Sure, at the start of watching the show, the characters' fake Indian accents were slightly irritating, but as it went on, I appreciated the fact that there was finally a show with a young Indian girl dealing with learning to not only love the culture she …

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