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There's this meme going around where you replace white actors with actors of colour in various fandoms that don't have much diversity. I hadn't been familiar with any of the fandoms until I came across [livejournal.com profile] entwashian's recasting of Buffy: The Vampire Slayer. Loved it! Wanted to do one myself! But... I couldn't think of a fandom. Then [personal profile] dhobikikutti mentioned recasting the Star Wars universe in Bollywood style and I simply COULD NOT RESIST! :DDDD

So here it is, Star Wars Bollywood-ishstyle! Let's divide this shit up.


Luke - Ranbir Kapoor

He's not my favourite actors by any means. But. Perfect mix of a little whiny, a little impatient, a little idealistic, and willing to rise to the challenge.

Leia - Kangana Raunat

And odd choice, I know, but I can't think of anyone else who'd be able to carry Leia's pride and spark.

Han - Akshay Kumar

Again, not a favourite of mine, but he fits the role well. KHILADI SHOT FIRST! ;D

Obi-Wan Kenobi - Nana Patekar

I could see him as the wise but lying master who has lost faith in his former apprentice.

Wedge Antilles - Vivek Oberoi

He'd pack in some great acting for this small role. :)

Admiral Tarkin - Naseeruddin Shah

I can already see him on the bridge wearing that Imperial uniform!


Qui-Gon Jinn - Jackie Shroff

Can't you just see it? "Yeah, the living Force is teh shit." ;D

Anakin Skywalker - Imran Khan

Yesssss he'd do frustrated and gifted and headstrong SO WELL.

Obi-Wan Kenobi- Aamir Khan

Who else is there to play this epic role, he's perfect. Aaaand now I've squicked the Anakin/Kenobi slashers, LOL.

Senator Palpatine - Amrish Puri

I don't care if he's dead, I am casting him. Imagine Mogambo ruled the galaxy? Oh shit. Imagine him coaching Imran Skywalker... "Beta, the Jedi council does not trust you." OH SHIT!

Padme Nabierre - Amrita Rao

Not sure if she could pull off fighting sequences but I think she could do this role. Also, Imran/Amrita jodi = pretty! Honestly, I was tempted to cast Kangana as Padme and Chitrashi Rawat (from Chak De India, Fashion, and Luck) as Leia instead.

Bail Organa - Arjun Rampal

He is so Bail, I can see him with Aamir Kenobi and Yoda right now.

Count Dooku - Amitabh Bachchan

Dooku's speeches would be so powerful and Big B can definitely bring the physicality of the role, I think.

Shmi Skywalker - Hema Malini

It was actually a toss-up between her and Jaya Bhaduri (Jaya does Sacrificing Mother so very well) but I felt like Hema-ji would do that hopefulness Shmi always has really well.

(Originally, I had cast Asian characters to replace the original characters of colour too. But then I figured that since chromatic characters are under-represented anyway, erasure of existing characters isn't all that great. But if you want me to share who I had cast as Lando Calrissian and Mace Windu, I will. *g*)

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Date: 2010-01-27 02:59 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] toujours_nigel
oh, this is awesome Jaggu dada as Qui Gon Jinn. \o/

(though now i can never slash Qui Gon and Obi Wan either, er.)

And Amrish Puri as Palpatine. \o/ Amrish Puri makes the bestest villains ever.

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Date: 2010-01-27 05:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] dhobikikutti
This made me laugh a lot. But dude, this Kangana chick... she is a pataka! I have never heard of her, but kya item hai, bhai!

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Date: 2010-02-03 01:12 am (UTC)
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Date: 2010-01-27 12:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] spectralbovine.livejournal.com
I don't know most of those actors! But of course Amithabh has to be in it because he is in everything.

A lot of that BTVS casting is pretty great. Wallace as Xander! Noser as Oz!

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Date: 2010-01-27 02:20 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] chisakami.livejournal.com
KHILADI SHOT FIRST!

Brb making icon. XD

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Date: 2010-01-27 03:37 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kabutar.livejournal.com
Duuuuude, Shahid Kapoor for Han! ;)

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Date: 2010-01-27 05:04 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dharmavati.livejournal.com
OMG THIS IS THE BEST. :D

I don't care if he's dead, I am casting him. Imagine Mogambo ruled the galaxy? Oh shit. Imagine him coaching Imran Skywalker... "Beta, the Jedi council does not trust you." OH SHIT!

OMGOMG. I totally agree; Amrish Puri's death has left a vacuum in the world of awesome villians. I couldn't imagine anyone else.

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Date: 2010-01-27 01:00 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] vierran45.livejournal.com
This is brilliant :D!

KHILADI SHOT FIRST!
LMAO!!! And Mogambo ruling the galaxy! You're a genius.

I liked the BTVS casting you linked as well. Takeshi Kaneshiro as Angle, oh yes!

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Date: 2010-01-31 12:47 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] messicat.livejournal.com
Your choice interests me. I have no idea who I would pick. Though I totally agree with Akki for Han! And Nana and Vivek, great choices! And Jackie <3 and Aamir!

And Arjun would add that bit of sexiness Bail has lurking under the surface, mmm.

Plus, I want to see Big B wield a lightsaber!

perfect icon is perfect

Date: 2010-10-28 04:54 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] wasabi-girl1.livejournal.com
...WHY HAVE I NEVER READ THIS POST BEFORE ADLKJFHSDFLSKJGHSALFKJHFSLKDJFAHSLAJKHAF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok...ok...ok...ok.........ok.

Ranbir - Not hawt enough to be Luke, my first fictional crush

Kangana - I ~totes~ think Chitrashi would make a better Leia because she is FIERCE. I prefer Amri as Padme though, because Kangana is too schizo to play either role XD

Akki - OMG KHILADI SHOT FIRST IS MY NEW FAVOURITE CROSSOVER PHRASE! DO WANT

Nana - Ehhhh, don't see him as old Obi, tbh. Naseeruddin Shah, though...

Jackie - Hmm, he would make an interesting Qui-Gon!

Imran - YES! YES!! YES!!! YESSSSS!!!!

Aamir - Oh god, so perfect *_* "I loved you Imran. You were my nephew! Er...brother!" ;)

Amrish - As sick as Ian McDiarmid is, I think Amrish woulda done this role even better sry2say

Amri - She would be good and pretteh and I think her Sanjana-ness from Main Hoon Na would fit in well here

Arjun - Wow, that's really good casting, actually

Amitabh - OMG THIS IS SO SPOT-ON I CAN'T EVEN

I think Shmi should be Rekha...even if I don't like Rekha. Something about Rekha's role in Koi Mil Gaya and Krrish is very Shmi to me.

And if you happen to remember at all, who were Lando and Mace Windu??

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