“We’re shooting a TV commercial today. I’m supposed to get punched in the face so I’m not so excited about that. In the past, I used to get cooler roles, like an oil tycoon from the Middle East. They say I look oil rich with my mustache. I don’t do this full-time. Today just happens to be my day off from school. I teach art and design. I’m also a graphic artist. I came to Japan 34 years ago from India. Life is good. Although I don’t have any kids. If I did, then I’d send them to the Indian school in Tokyo. Even Japanese children wanna attend our school because we’re good at math. Not me though. That’s why I make illustrations.”

“Here’s an artwork of me as a samurai.”

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