In the last two years, debate around representation and gender equality has intensified and Bichir feels it was much needed.
"We still have to work towards diversity in every sense. I don't think we are there when it comes to equality, protecting and representing minorities.
"The world is a very vast place with so many nationalities and cultures. We have to make more films that represent women, Latins, African-Americans and other communities. It is the time for that. We need more Chinese films, more Indian and Latin-American films," he told PTI in an interview over phone.
Asked whether he had ever visited the country, Bichir said he is keeping his fingers crossed.
"I would love to go to India. A dear friend has invited me to make that trip together. I hope that I have that chance sooner rather than later," he said.
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