FRIENDS is an iconic American TV sitcom that has ruled the hearts of people all over the world for more than 25 years. It is a popular show in India as well and many young Indian’s have watched it over and over again and still can’t get enough of it. This got us thinking, what if it was made in India and that too in the ’90s? Which actors do you think would be able to slip into the roles of the renowned characters that we wish we all had? In this article, we have mentioned 6 Indian actors of the ’90s who we think would be perfect for the role of the main characters.
Shah Rukh Khan as Chandler Bing
Chandler is witty, sarcastic and funny and we think that Shah Rukh Khan fits this description with perfection. Another reason why Shah Rukh Khan would be apt for this role is, he has a strong bond with the love of his life, Gauri Khan, just like Chandler does with Monica, which will allow him to portray the role with ease.
Salman Khan as Joey Tribbiani
The ladies’ man, the food lover and the one who can win your heart in certain moments, Salman Khan would be perfect for the role of Joey Tribbiani. The gorgeous looks, the perfect physique and good comic timing is also something that works for Salman to play this role.
Akshay Kumar as Ross Geller
Ross Geller is funny at times, intellectual and serious some times; really emotional and caring towards the women he loves. Akshay Kumar has played funny roles like Bhool Bhulaiya, Mr and Mrs Khiladi and many more brilliantly as he has essayed the serious roles in Rustom, Airlift, Toilet Ek Prem Katha. He is an actor that could perfectly portray the role of Ross Geller with ease in Indian version of FRIENDS.
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan as Rachel Green
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is the epitome of beauty and who would be better to play the popular, rich and beautiful Rachel Green, who was every man’s crush in high-school? It would be a treat to watch Aiswarya Rai as Rachel Green in FRIENDS as we would get to see her in a comic role, a genre that she has not explored much.
Shilpa Shetty as Monica Geller
We can totally envision Shilpa Shetty as the strong, independent Monica Geller who knows what she wants in life, can cook up a storm and is always there for her friends. She would definitely nail the role.
Preity Zinta as Phobe Buffay
Phoebe Buffay is funny, intelligent, lives in a world of her own and is good at heart despite seeing the harsh brutalities of life. She doesn’t sugar coat things and will say things like they are and we think no one can do the role better than Preity Zinta as she has given some stellar performances in films with stories that involve her having a dark past and overcoming them.
Wouldn’t it be interesting to have an Indian version of Friends? And who would you want to star in the Indian version of the show?