Seeing black lead characters who are accomplished scientists could be just the thing to help inspire future generations to follow in their footsteps.
Nihalani, whose tenure was set to finish next January, will be replaced by well-known lyricist Prasoon Joshi.
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The movie, at its core, asks several uncomfortable questions about living with people who make you feel unsafe and insecure.
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