Bollywood has so far seen 2022 as a promising year. The year has it all, from high-budget films to all the anticipated remakes. Laal Singh Chaddha was one of many remakes we witnessed in the Indian entertainment industry last year. This movie, which stars Aamir Khan and Kareena Kapoor, was a Hindi remake of the well-known Forrest Gump film from Hollywood.
The connection between Bollywood and Hollywood goes far beyond just the similarity of their names. Hollywood has greatly influenced Bollywood’s filmmaking and storytelling, to the point where many Hollywood films have been remade for Indian audiences by renowned Hollywood actors and directors too. Many great Hollywood films have been remade to appeal to Indian film buffs, often with their own tweaks and twists, unique touches, and a dash of the traditional Bollywood masala.
Here are a few additional Hollywood remakes that are currently planned.
Upcoming Hollywood Remakes In 2023:
The Good Wife
An upcoming Indian legal and political drama series called The Good Wife will be available to stream on Disney+ Hotstar. Suparn Verma is directing this adaptation of Robert King and Michelle King’s The Good Wife, which stars Kajol in the title role. The main character of the show is a housewife who, after 13 years, decides to return to work at a law firm in order to support her family after her husband is sentenced to prison.
The 2002 French action-thriller The Transporter will soon be translated into Hindi. The official rights to remake the action-thriller and turn it into a franchise have been purchased by producer Vishal Rana, who most recently co-produced Blurr. He remained mum regarding his casting preferences, but rumours have it that Hrithik Roshan, Tiger Shroff, and Ranveer Singh are being taken into consideration.
One of the heartwarming films of 2015 starred Robert De Niro and Anne Hathaway. It told the tale of 70-year-old widower Ben Whittaker, who accepts a position as an intern at the e-commerce fashion startup founded by the young Jules Ostin. After some initial scepticism, the slightly cynical Jules begins to warm up to him, and the two develop a special friendship.
Deepika Padukone and Amitabh Bachchan will reportedly co-star in the Hindi version. Recently, there were rumours that Deepika had been replaced in the film, but there has been no official statement on the matter.
According to a recent announcement made by the streaming service, Varun Dhawan will star in the Indian original series of Citadel on Prime Video. The Russo Brothers, who created the original American show, published an announcement on Citadel, an original spy series. The South star Samantha Ruth Prabhu will also appear in the series, which will begin filming in January.
Bloody Daddy – Nuit Blanche
The cop in the French film Nuit Blanche has ties to the criminal underworld. While robbing some cocaine, he blows his cover, which causes problems for him and his family. The action thriller will star Shahid Kapoor in the Indian adaptation, and Ali Abbas Zafar will helm the film. According to reports, the film will opt for a direct-to-digital release rather than a theatrical one.
Alizeh Khan, Salman Khan’s niece, has reportedly been cast in the French-Belgian comedy-drama La Famille Bélier, which was adapted as CODA in Hollywood. Alizeh is the child of Atul Agnihotri, a former actor, and Salman’s sister Alvira. The story centres on a teenager who is the only hearing person in a deaf family and how she prepares for life’s unexpected curveballs.
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