Maulik Pancholy, an actor known for his comedic roles in 30 Rock, Whitney and Weeds, addresses the role one's cultural identity plays in building a successful and fulfilling career. He begins his speech by sharing his experience as a student struggling with his Indian identity while studying at North Western University.
Maulik Pancholy then explains the various challenges involved in trying to succeed in an industry, especially one such as television and film, while also staying true to one's culture and heritage. He discusses the obstacles many colored individuals must endure in Hollywood, including stereotypes, preconceived notions and narrow-minded casting. During his speech, Maulik Pancholy shares experiences and advice in an endearing, humorous and inspiring manner.