Ready to be silly and shallow and indulgent? Let’s recast an iconic story for India and try to create a similarly iconic cast!
Sex and The City!!!! An immediately iconic and transferable central group of characters, we should totally recast it for India.
Carrie: The central seeker character, looking for love, a mixture of bohemian outsiderness and softness. An artist.
Miranda: The tough career woman who doesn’t expect love and finds it in an unexpected place. A lawyer
Samantha: The older more experienced woman who plans a life of pleasurable short term connections. A successful promotions expert.
Charlotte: The sweet one who wants a traditional life as a wife and mother. A rich woman working for fun and living on her trust fund.
And the men:
Mr. Big: Very rich, very impressive, sweeps Carrie off her feet and then confuses her.
Steve: Nice easy going bartender who has a surprise baby with Miranda, and they end up finding their way to love despite opposite personalities.
Trey: Charlotte’s perfect respectable husband who ends up being distant and unsatisfying and simply not loving her enough.
Harry: Charlotte’s not perfect divorce lawyer who loves her very very much and wins her over by simply caring for her.
Okay, Indian remake!!!! Pretty straight forward, it’s almost what we already got in Veere Di Wedding. We can put them all in the Bombay film industry, Carrie is an outsider journalist/web star, Samantha is a powerful Agent, Miranda is a lawyer specializing in film cases, and Charlotte is a sweet young upperclass rich woman who works in the costume department or something respectable like that.
Mr. Big, should he be a movie star or a producer?
Steve, we can make him a pleasant young dialogue writer, not very ambitious, but clever and nice.
Trey, boring Bombay businessman type.
Harry, aggressive divorce lawyer who is from the Maharashtrian Jewish community.
Three women are best friends, each of them fumble along with their romances, their storylines interacting, and they all end in happy places.
Carrie: Alia Bhatt
Miranda: Swara Bhaskar
Charlotte: Sonam Kapoor
Samantha: Rani Mukherjee
Mr. Big: ????
Steve: Rajkummar or Ayushmann
Trey: Ranbir Kapoor
Harry: Kunaal Roy Kapoor
What do you think? Changing my cast choices at all? And WHO can play Mr. Big??? And should we add on Baryshnikov somehow, or Aiden?