Pretty much every Star Wars movie to date – including the latest Star Wars: The Force Awakens – could have been made in Bollywood. Think about it. The battle of good vs. evil, fanciful villains, famous last words, a complete disregard for the laws of physics,
amazing special effects. Well, at the very least, they could have been scripted here. So of course, this got us thinking: Who would we cast if we had the chance to make our very own Star Wars (whaddaya say Rohit Shetty??)
Ok, so maybe we’re thinking more Krrish than Hrithik. But you can’t deny the similarities: raised by relatives under humble circumstances, he discovers powers that he must learn to harness and use for the sake of defeating evil. Or something like that.
A beautiful, independent, and badass woman who doesn’t take shit from anyone. If that doesn’t describe Priyanka Chopra to a T, then Star Wars isn’t a movie about wars that take place in… uhhh… the stars. Princess Leia is often referenced as a path-breaking character in the long march towards strong female lead characters, much in the same way that PeeCee is blazing a trail for South Asian actors in America with Quantico. Slam dunk!
The bad boy with a good heart. He may play second fiddle to Skywalker, but he’s a star in his own right. Handsome and charming, Farhan Akhtar’s chemistry with PeeCee is tried and tested from Dil Dhadakne Do.
Old, cute and wrinkled. There’s really not much to say here, except we heart Yoda, and we heart Om Puri. Good enough for us.
The old sage: wise, patient, and let’s not forget that deep, soothing voice. Some might say Obi-Wan should be cast to play Pankaj Kapur. We agree.
Young, heroic, with an unpredictable angry streak. Who better to play a young Pankaj Kapur than his son, Shahid Kapoor. The Force is strong in this Kap(oo)/(u)r family.
This is how Wikipedia describes Emperor Palpatine:
“Though outwardly appearing to be a well-intentioned public servant and supporter of democracy prior to becoming Emperor, he is in fact Darth Sidious, the Dark Lord of the Sith – a cult of practitioners of the dark side of the Force.”
Ummmm, Agneepath much?
Ok, so maybe we omitted a space in Neil Nitin Mukhesh‘s name. And added an “o”. But if the Twitterverse is allowed to do it, so are we!
Cute, compact, and always good for a laugh. Bet you can’t tell which of these two we’re describing.
Because who else?
You know we love you Mr. India, but we just couldn’t resist. Anil Kapoor #FTW!
Do you agree with our casting?