By Cherryy Chauhan
It’s been ten years since the last episode of That 70’s Show aired on FOX. A quirky and satirical TV show that showcased the lives of six 17-something teenagers in the late 70’s, building friendships and learning the ways of life in the Point Place area of Wisconsin. The show was full of sarcastic humour, retro outfits, veteran guest appearances and the awesome music from the seventy’s.
The decade of LedZeppelin, KISS, Ted Nugent and so much more!
The show quickly generated a cult following and continues to remain a classic which is why the idea of recasting the ensemble altogether with a Bollywood cast is a matter of complete rejoice for me. Even the very thought of ‘Bollywood’ & ‘That ‘70s Show’together, makes me chuckle every single time.
So let’s check out who would play what if Bollywood actors were made to play the characters from That 70’s Show.
SIDDHARTH MALHOTRA AS ERIC FORMAN
Eric Forman was infamous for being a ‘boy-next-door with a knack for sarcasm’ like nobody else. Siddharth’sfabulous boy-next-door charisma will give the character the much-needed quirk.
VAANI KAPOOR AS DONNA PINCIOTTI
Vaani has shown a lot of potential in the past, just like actress Laura Prepon. Donna’s character has a lot of badass-ness to it. Vaani’s bold attitude can surely do justice to that.
ADITYA ROY KAPOOR AS STEVEN HYDE
Hyde is a rebellious, government fearing, corporate hating teenager. It’s suffices to say that with Aditya’s fabulous acting skills and knack for pushing the limits of his character, no one can play a better Hyde than him.
ALIA BHATT AS JACKIE BURKHART
Alia is adorable and annoying. Jackie is adorable and annoying. Hence, Alia is Jackie.
RANBIR KAPOOR AS MICHAEL KELSO
As you know, to Kelso looks are beyond anything else. His crazy sense of humor requires sincere acting efforts. Ranbir’s adorable chocolate-boy face and skillful acting techniques can definitely make the Indian version of Kelso come alive.
NARGIS FAKHRI AS LAURIE FORMAN
Eric used to call Laurie as ‘the devil’. Laurie’s character required sheer wickedness topped with an essence of sexiness. With a super, ’looks that kill’ attitude, Nargis is a sure shot choice for this character.
RAJKUMMAR RAO AS FEZ
Rajkummar Rao is known for pulling for creepy roles effortlessly. Hence, he gets to be Fez.
OM PURI AS LEO
I look at this image and just laugh. There is absolutely no doubt if this NSD alum could pull off Leo like Tommy Chong did. Om Puri’s selective choice of words and their deliverance is what Leo’s character’s is all about.
KAJOL AS KITTY FORMAN
Kitty was perhaps the most lovable character on the show. Her absolutely awkward laughter was funny as hell. Kajol is so versatile that she is absolutely made for this role.
PARESH RAWAL AS BOB PINCIOTTI
Another veteran. Bob’s odd comic timings can only be managed by Paresh Rawal!
VEENA MALIK AS MIDGE PINCIOTTI
Midge’s character is based on a stereotypical blonde woman, dumb and attractive. Veena Malik isn’t blonde but she possesses almost the same traits. Hence, she gets to be Midge.
SUNNY DEOL AS RED FORMAN
Lastly, Red’s character is of an angry and grumpy old man. And no one can pull off an angry and grumpy old man better than our very own ‘Angry Young Man’ who’s not young anymore, so he’s just an ‘Angry Man’. Just give it up for Sunny Deol.
And now we have reached the end of our Bollywood ensemble for That ‘70s Show. It might not outweigh the original ensemble but it sure can do some justice to it. With a multi-starrer TV show like this, Indian television industry will soon become more thriving than Bollywood itself. Can you imagine the fiasco that would be created when all of these characters will appear in Star Parivar Awards as a ‘Parivar’? And dance and sing together. Wow, now that is something I would call entertainment.
Anyways, let us know what you think about our list in the comments section below.
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