Popular American legal drama The Good Wife starring Julianna Margulies is getting an Indian adaptation with Kajol headlining the project. The upcoming series is set for the Disney+ Hotstar streaming platform and it will mark Kajol’s web series debut. Now, Bollywood Hungama has an exclusive update on who plays the role of Kalinda Sharma.
EXCLUSIVE: Kubbra Sait set to reprise Archie Panjabi’s role in Hindi adaptation of The Good Wife starring Kajol
Indian actress Kubbra Sait will take on the role of Archie Panjabi’s character Kalinda Sharma in the series. “Kubbra Sait gained widespread recognition with the first season of the Netflix original series Sacred Games. She also portrayed the role of Phara Keaen in her international project Foundation for Apple TV+. While Kubbra has been a known name for years in both films and digital space, she is now set to reprise the role of Kalinda Sharma in The Good Wife. While it is unknown whether the name of the character will remain the same or whether makers plan to change it, it will be interesting to see how Kubbra takes on the role played by Archie, which was widely appreciated.”
In the series, Kalinda Sharma was private, unflappable and cynical. She is the in-house investigator in the law firm Stern, Lockhart & Gardner and is often the reason behind the firm winning important cases. The character is openly bisexual in the series and has a series of relationships across several seasons.
The Good Wife is a series revolving around Alicia Florrick who has to take on a major role to care for her two children after her husband Peter, a former state’s attorney, gets imprisoned for a sex and corruption scandal.
The series has many adaptations in several countries due to its immense popularity. Recently, China announced the local adaptation of the American series with the name Rose War with actors Yuan Quan and Huang Xiaoming as the leads. Previously, The Good Wife also had a South Korean remake with the same name. The series starred Jeon Do Yeon, Yoo Ji Tae and Yoon Kye Sang. There was a Japanese remake of the same series with same title starring Takako Tokiwa, Kotaro Koizumi, Kiko Mizuhara, Takumi Kitamura, and Kika Kobayashi. Russia has had the localized version of the series with the same name. The Irish adaptation of the series was called Striking Out which spanned over two seasons.
Coming back to the upcoming Hindi version, Kajol’s version will be the sixth localized adaptation of The Good Wife which will reportedly premiere early next year on Disney+ Hotstar. The series has already gone on floors. The first teaser was unveiled on September 8.
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