For some reason, Indians love seeing themselves on TV and in movies, even if those representations are offensive to the community at first glance. Stereotypical depictions of other minority groups have been denounced by those derisively portrayed for as long as Civil Rights has been an issue in this country.
For example, when the producers of Miss. Saigon insisted on casting a white man to play the role of a Vietnamese character for the show's debut on Broadway, the Asian American community stood in protest. The Black American community has an even longer history of protesting the dramatic techniques of Black Face and Minstrelsy.
Indians, on the other hand, don't seem to really mind the perpetuation of stereotypes on behalf of the community in the realm of popular culture. A brown face, it would seem, is better than no brown face at all (see exception #67). Perhaps that is true and justifies the delight Indians take in watching their likeness portrayed on the big screen, no matter how putrid or offensive. Examples below: