Mallika Sherawat To Produce and Star in Indian Adaptation of “The Good Wife”


Mallika Sherawat is bringing to India the Indian adaptation of one of America’s most successful tv shows, The Good Wife. Mallika will produce the show and will play the lead. Mallika’s intentions of doing so had been under speculation for some time, but now it’s confirmed.

The Good Wife was a political and legal drama where the protagonist, Alicia Florrick turns to practicing law after her famous politician husband, Peter Florrick, a former State attorney, is imprisoned for a sex and corruption scandal. The story follows Alice, an exceptionally strong woman, playing many roles – of a wife, a mother, a successful lawyer, a friend and a few other complicated relationships.

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A still from the show “The Good Wife”

The Good Wife was CBS’s one of the most successful shows in recent times. It had great audience following, critical acclaim and won many awards. It’s rated 8.3 on IMDB and 97% on Rotten Tomatoes.

Julianna Margulies played the lead in The Good Wife and collected a bunch of awards including Gonden Globe and Emmy.

The show also featured British-Indian actress Archie Panjabi in the role of Kalinda Sharma, tough, bad ass detective and Alicia’s good friend.

Mallika Sherawat has positioned herself to play the lead of Alicia Florrick. To what extent the story will be changed for adaptation or when the show can be expected is still a matter of speculation.

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Mallika Sherawat from Cannes 2018 Red Carpet

Asked about it, Mallika 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 story line & pioneering female role made me want to do it in India.”

This however will not be Mallika’s first foray into television. She was seen in famous comedy show Sarabhai vs Sarabhai in 200, at the peak of her career. That was for a few episodes only, while this is quite different.

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