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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 [ 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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