Alia Bhatt in The Devil Wears Prada Bollywood remake? Here's who should be cast in other roles

FP Staff

Mar,25 2017 16:48 36 IST

The Devil Wears Prada is a film that many of us grew up watching. It gave us a glimpse of the glamourous fashion world, taught us about how to deal with colleagues at work and reminded us that we should stand for something bigger. It also featured Meryl Streep in one of her most iconic roles, as well as Anne Hathaway, whose character we would relate to for years to come.
Anne Hathaway and Alia Bhatt. Images from Facebook
Anne Hathaway and Alia Bhatt. Images from Facebook

In an interview to Scoopwhoop, Alia Bhatt said that she would love to be part of the Bollywood remake of The Devil Wears Prada, and that she'd like Karan Johar to direct it. Bhatt is a go-getter and a hardworking actor, so she should naturally play Andy, Anne Hathaway's character. But who should be her co-stars?

Here's who we think should star in the Indian re-make of this Hollywood film.

Shabana Azmi as Miranda Priestly

Meryl Streep and Shabana Azmi. Images from Facebook and Twitter
Meryl Streep and Shabana Azmi. Images from Facebook and Twitter

Meryl Streep's Miranda Priestly is icy and has no qualms about humiliating and belittling her subordinates. She also has an air about her and can command the attention of a room simply by walking into it. It takes the acting chops of a veteran like Shabana Azmi to pull off such a mix of characteristics. We can even picture her character sporting a hairstyle similar to Streep's in the film.

Sonam Kapoor as Emily

Emily Blunt and Sonam Kapoor. Images from Facebook
Emily Blunt and Sonam Kapoor. Images from Facebook

Emily, played by Emily Blunt, is fashion-conscious and ambitious. When Andy first arrives at Runway, she does not go out of her way to make her feel at home. She dreams of attending the Paris fashion show with Miranda, but is replaced by Andy, who outperforms her. Sonam's natural fashion sense will make her the right fit for this role.

Sidharth Malhotra as Nate

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Adrian Grenier and Sidharth Malhotra. Images from Facebook

Adrian Grenier plays Nate, Andy's boyfriend with whom she shares a live-in relationship. Nate is a stereotypical good guy but he's not a door mat; he breaks up with Andy when she refuses to accept that she has turned into what she once looked down upon. But the couple does give it a shot again once Andy quits Runway. Sidharth Malhotra and Alia Bhatt share the kind of on-screen chemistry that is required for such an equation.

Rahul Khanna as Christian

Simon Baker and Rahul Khanna. Images from Facebook and Twitter
Simon Baker and Rahul Khanna. Images from Facebook and Twitter

Christian is a an attractive, famous writer who helps Andy. Eventually, she falls for his charms and they spend a night together. We've already seen Rahul Khanna play a handsome editor in Wake Up Sid! He seems like a natural fit for this character.

Arshad Warsi as Nigel

Stanley Tucci and Arshad Warsi. Screengrab from Youtube and image from Twitter
Stanley Tucci and Arshad Warsi. Screengrab from Youtube and image from Twitter

Stanley Tucci's Nigel is the first person to treat Andy with any compassion at the Runway office; the art director lets her borrow designer clothes so that she can fit in better with the rest of the team. But he's also an underdog who continues to have faith in Miranda despite the fact that she takes away an opportunity from him. Nigel is a challenging character to play, and we believe Warsi will do it with aplomb.

Since this film will be directed by Karan Johar as per Bhatt's wishes, you can expect dance sequences in the conference room, a song about living it up in Paris and plenty of drama.