By Twinkle Ghosh
Canadian-Indian Rup Magon has bagged a role in the new Canadian comedy series Decoys, all set to stream on CBC Gem (CBC’s free streaming service) beginning July 17.
Magon is a recording artist and actor, born and raised in Montreal, now based in Toronto, with Punjabi Indian roots. He is also the co-lead singer of JoSH, a South Asian (Indo-Pakistani) fusion band. Rup officially began his acting career with the 2011 Canadian film Breakaway (Russel Peters, Rob Lowe).
He has also appeared in Deepa Mehta’s Beeba Boys. He played the lead role as a French speaking Sikh in the short-film Bonjour Ji, which won seven Best Short-Film Awards and Rup received critical acclaim for his acting. Even in The Black Prince, a biopic drama set in the 1800s about the life and struggles of Punjab’s last King, Duleep Singh, Rup played the King’s right-hand man, Arur Singh.
In Decoys, Rup steps in as the quirky yet endearing Amandeep, a recent immigrant to Canada, who has chosen duck carving as a way to integrate himself into Canadian culture. Decoys is a six-episode mockumentary series that explores the competitive world of duck decoy carving in Canada.
The series has been created and written by newcomer David Pelech (Fighting with My Family, Hello Ladies), who began his career working with Stephen Merchant (The Office).