[identity profile] dharmavati.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] iconnaissances
This is for the Casting [livejournal.com profile] picspammy challenge but the idea behind it has been in my head for a while.

Hana Yori Dango (Boys Over Flowers) is sort of a pan-Asian franchise inspired by the manga of the same name (top). As of now, it has been adapted into two Japanese movies and an anime (all not pictured) as well as four live-action dramas in Taiwan, Japan, South Korea, and China (technically it's an unauthorized version but whatevs). I was reading somewhere that there is a Filipino version currently being produced and that got me thinking that an Indian adaptation of the series would only be the most hilarious thing ever. One of the reasons I got into plotline is because it has so many of the Bollywood tropes that I am shamefully fond of, so I think it would definitely work for an Indian audience. Also, I think any potential Indian fashion showcased in this show could singlehandedly outdazzle the costume choices in all the other live-action versions. JUST IMAGINE. Of course, India doesn't do idols or dramas quite the way Japan and Korea seem to embrace so this is all very hypothetical!

Makino Tsukushi: Genelia D'Souza

I personally think Genelia would be awesome as a spunky Makino. She'd be kick ass,completely endearing and fun to watch overall.

Domyoji Tsukasa: Siddharth Narayan

This was a hard pick but Siddharth is such a natural at being the Rich Arrogant Boy/Dork-At-Heart and he works well with Genelia as an on-screen OTP. I can't think anyone more suited to this role!

Hanazawa Rui: Imran Khan

As you can see, Imran has lazy lounging skills to rival that of Oguri Shun from the jdrama version. Plus he and Genelia could be really cute together or something, IDK.

Nishikado Sojiro: Ranbir Kapoor

Ranbir was actually one I considered for casting as Domyoji before I realized that I liked Siddarth better there. I think he'd nail it as a flirty Sojiro as well, though.

Mimasaka Akira: Shahid Kapoor

I am sort of shortchanging Shahid here by giving him the tiniest F4 role but Akira's the one with some degree of emotional maturity and I feel like Shahid's the one who would be able to bring that out the best. Also, that outfit in the third picture was totally stolen from Abe Tsuyoshi's drama wardrobe. :D

Domyoji Kaede: Rekha

Rekha tends to be one of my go-to actresses for antagonist roles so I wanted to originally branch out (I also considered Tabu, who would be so badass!) but I did a bit of googling and found the middle picture and laughed. She would be the best HBIC. :D

Domyoji Tsubaki: Preity Zinta

Oh God, can you imagine how awesome she would be? She'd be the greatest big sister ever and whenever she finds Tsukasa stepping out of line, she would totally whack him with a cricket bat or something, OMG.

Matsuoka Yuki: Tamannaah Bhatia

She's a young face in the industry but she's already shown her versatility in a couple different roles so I think she'd be great for this. :)

Todou Shizuka: Sonam Kapoor

I think one of the quintessential aspects to any Shizuka is that she look put together and totally elegant all the time... and Sonam would be good for that!

The Makino Family: Anupam Kher, Kirron Kher, Tanay Chheda

The Khers would be the greatest silly, OTT parents ever! :D They;d be so much fun to watch being together. And Tanay Chheda I've only seen in Slumdog Millionaire and Taare Zameen Par but he's all sort of adorable.

Sanjo Sakurako: Kangana Ranaut

I was thinking of her role in Fashion as the rival runway model when I picked her for Sakurako and I think she'd rock it. :)

Date: 2010-04-13 01:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jessieheart.livejournal.com
Oh god, the Boys Over Flowers K-Drama is pretty much one of my favourite things ever. Just sayin'.

Pretty graphics, as always! I know nothing about the actors you've selected, but I just had to poke my head in here. =D

Date: 2010-04-13 01:50 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jessieheart.livejournal.com
Oh, yes, I completely understand. Hana Yori Dango Final was just cuteness on a bun. ♥ ♥ ♥
(Not to mention it played up to my inner Tsukasa/Tsukushi shipper, and the inexplicable love of giving fandom couples children. SO YEAH, THE J-DRAMA IS LOVE.)

Date: 2010-04-13 01:46 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhapsodyinpink.livejournal.com
I. Love. This. It is amazing and would totally work! Although you left out Okami-San! D:

Date: 2010-04-13 02:00 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhapsodyinpink.livejournal.com
I'm thinking Kareena or Rani. I can see them easily rhapsodizing about their past lovers with big eyes- I'm leaning more towards Rani, though; I can see her jumping Akira, although with your cast it would be hilarious to have Kareena as her! What do you think?

Date: 2010-04-13 02:25 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhapsodyinpink.livejournal.com
Haha, oh, I definitely do. :D
I'm trying to think of a good Shigeru and I'm having trouble coming up with a good combination of spunky and insane. Maybe a mid-90s Kajol? Or, oooh, I know- Juhi Chawla!

Date: 2010-04-15 07:41 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] fivil.livejournal.com
Guhhh great cast. Not that huge on Genelia personally but she did great as the spunky girl in Bommarillu so definitely might work.

And great pic choices of Sonam. That girl is just too gorgeous in every way. And I'd love to see Siddharth act like a real jerk who grows up to be quite the sweetheart, I don't think he's done a rich boy role like that yet.

Date: 2010-04-15 05:46 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] khushiyan.livejournal.com

Genelia as Tsukushi? I would never have thought of that but it makes so much sense! I think I'd make Shahid as Ruii though; as adorable as Imran is I don't think he's that good an actor. I've not seen Siddarth in anything so I'll have to take your word for it. But I think if I had to choose I'd want Ranbir as Domiyuji - he's dorky enough to pull crazy!Domiyuji. :)

And for Shirgeru I instantly thought of Deepika Padukone. I don't know why, she just popped into my head.

Date: 2010-04-17 05:07 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] rhapsodyinpink.livejournal.com
for Shirgeru I instantly thought of Deepika Padukone. I don't know why, she just popped into my head.

I dig it! I can easily see her being half crazy half nice.

Date: 2012-01-31 04:03 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] garbeali.livejournal.com
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Date: 2014-06-23 08:34 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] angelsdreambook.livejournal.com
Sorry was just poking around for rumors of new version of HYD/BOF and this came across my screen so I HAD to look, I'm a Bollywood addict. Pretty much watch almost NO American TV or cinima at this point, it usually dissapoints me, or looses me.

However HYD/BOF Bollywood would set free full on fangirl noises that will scare my husband so I am ALLLLL for it. LOL

One request. Can, can the relationship between Yi Jung and Ga Eul from BOF/Kdrama instead of the randomness of the others? That by far is my favorite side love story. Though the Meteor Shower/TWDrama did awesome things with Vaness Wu's 4F romance line. Eventually a girl got him too! lol


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