Mallika Sherawat to star in the Indian version of The Good Wife

| June 21 , 2018 , 18:21 IST

Popular American drama series 'The Good Wife' will be getting an Indian archetype with Actress Mallika Sherawat adapting the show and bringing it to the Indian screens.

The Good Wife which concluded in May 2016, a successful legal-political drama ran on CBS for seven seasons. The show revolved around the main lead Alicia Florrick, played by Julianna Marguiles, who returns to work as a litigator to support her home and children, after a lull of 13 years as a stay at home mother, when her husband Peter Florrick, the Cook County State Attorney gets embroiled in a public sex and corruption scandal. Over the 7 seasons, the character of Alicia Florrick goes through an amazing transformation, from a hesitant-underconfident intern to the top litigator in Chicago. 

Mallika Sherawat will produce the Indian adaptation of the show, and will also play the titular role. The rest of the cast is yet to be finalised.

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“I’m excited about bringing The Good Wife to India. I love the series, as it features a fierce and beautifully-written female character with enough contradiction, emotional range, and surprise. The show’s brilliant story-line and the pioneering female role made me want to adapt it for the Indian audience, which is more prepared today to consume such content,” the actress who has been missing from the Indian screens for some time now, was quoted by The Times of India.

Mallika was last seen in the Chinese film Time Raiders in 2016.