I’m watching Star Trek: The Original Series on Netflix, and as I do with almost all narratives, I am immediately trying to recast it with Shahrukh. Help me!
Most people have seen at least one episode, right? Just in case you haven’t, the high concept for the show was centered on three character types:
Captain Kirk: Natural leader, man of action, constantly falling in love and having people fall in love with him, but never acting on it because of His Responsibilities.
Mr. Spock: Ship Science Officer and half alien. Without emotion, entirely logical, with occasional glimmers of emotion and loyalty. Lives life by a strong code of duty to the greater good and morality and so on.
Dr. McCoy: Ship Doctor, eminently human, always pushing the caring emotional side that looks to the individual good.
So, which is most Shahrukh? Natural leader, emotionless intellect, or warm beating caring heart?
I say Kirk! Make him the leader, Raees style.
And, once you pick Shahrukh, who should play the other two?
Nawazuddin for Spock, and Rajkummar for McCoy.