"I'm really excited about bringing The Good Wife to India and thank CBS for putting their faith in me."
Murder actress Mallika Sherawat will star as the headline character in the new Indian adaptation of the hit American TV series, The Good Wife. Impressively, she will also produce the series.
The CBS show, that ran from 2009 and ended in 2016, follows the life of stay-at-home mother Alicia Florrick who is played by Julianna Margulies in the popular American original version.
Florrick returns to being an attorney after her husband (played by Chris Noth), and former Cook County State’s Attorney, is imprisoned in a sex and political corruption scandal.
After 13 years of being a stay-at-home mother, Florrick must deal with the humiliation of the scandal whilst also returning to the intense environment of practising law. Not to mention, she must also balance this heavy work schedule with providing for her two children.
Following the success of the popular American television series, CBS has now announced that an Indian adaptation will be produced, thanks to Sherawat.
The actress will be producing the series and starring as Alicia Florrick’s Indian equivalent. Julianna, in particular, received a large amount of praise for her portrayal of the main character, and we’re sure that Sherawat will also do the character justice.
Sherawat has an extensive filmography and was last seen in Chinese film Time Raiders (2016). The actresses filmography also includes her roles in Murder (2004), The Myth (2005) and Hiss (2010).
According to the Economic Times, the actress said:
“I’m really excited about bringing The Good Wife to India and thank CBS for putting their faith in me. I’m really excited about this opportunity.
“I love the show. It features a fierce and beautifully written female character with enough contradiction, emotional range, and surprise. The show’s brilliant storyline and pioneering female role made me want to do it in India.”
The actress even took to Instagram to share an article that announced her upcoming role in the Indian adaptation of the political thriller series.
She captioned the image with a short sentence detailing her excitement. She simply wrote:
“So excited to bring @thegoodwife_cbs to the Indian audience:)”
The American series was praised by fans and critics alike for its tight narrative, well-written characters, and serialized plot. Most notably, in the critically acclaimed fifth season.
The Good Wife explores keen insights into social media and the internet. It also looks at how these factors can have an impact on politics, society, and law. All of these aspects have drawn attention, awards, and praise to the acclaimed television series.
During the seven years that the show was aired on television, the series garnered a huge fan following. The legal and political drama series was also celebrated with a number of prestigious awards including five Emmy awards.
The American show has received huge success since it began. It’s, therefore, no wonder that the television network CBS is pushing for an Indian adaptation. The adaptation is much anticipated by Indian audiences.
Mallika is known for her work towards women’s rights and is an advocate of female empowerment. So, this female-led role is a step in the right direction for the actress.
We are sure that the Indian actress will do the part justice and produce the thrilling series in a relatable and unique way for Indian audiences to enjoy.