LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 27:  Mandeep Dhillon attends a special screening and Q&A for new Netflix series "After Life" at BAFTA on February 27, 2019 in London, England.  (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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The CSI: Vegas
Character That
Really Gets On
Fans' Nerves
“CSI: Vegas” is the latest franchise in the “CSI” universe, premiering in October 2021 with a batch of 10 episodes. Although the show has been able to spotlight many fan-favorite characters like Gil Frissom (William Peterson) and Maxine “Max” Roby (Paula Newsome), there’s one character who is quite irritating for many fans.
Allie Rajan (Mandeep Dhillon), an immigrant who will stop at nothing to succeed as a crime scene investigator, has become a prominent member of the “CSI: Vegas” cast. Although Rajan has more than held her own alongside her more experienced colleagues, the character hasn’t held up well with some fans who took to social media to complain about her.
Reddit user u/AchieveUnachievable wrote, "The character Allie Rajan drives me absolutely bonkers to the point I don't know if I can keep watching," with many other "CSI: Vegas" viewers offering up similar thoughts on the character. While these fans don’t exactly enjoy Rajan’s presence, at least Mandeep Dhillon herself gets a lot out of the role.
Speaking with the Pop Culturalist, Dhillon explained, "She's got layers to her, and that was exciting to be able to play a character like that. I normally do a lot of comedy. This is the first role where I'm properly playing an adult." She adds that getting to play Rajan opposite Matt Lauria's Josh Folsom was an absolute joy — so will fans change their mind about her in Season 2?