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Game of Thrones To Be Remade For Indian Television

Amrita Aulakh | PopWrapped Author

Amrita Aulakh

Updated 04/2/2015 1:42am
Game of Thrones To Be Remade For Indian Television | Game Of Thrones
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The Game of Thrones fever has spread to India. Sony Entertainment TV (SET), an extremely popular Hindi channel, has plans to remake the hit HBO television series for Indian audiences. This rendition of Game of Thrones, titled Rani Mahal, differs in one major way, not including the title. It will mainly focus on Daenerys Targaryen and will be set in 1857 in India, the year of the Indian Rebellion. This clearly suggests that there will be no fantasy elements involved. So it will be Khaleesi without her dragons. The plot, according to Ary News, is the following: "Daenerys Targaryen is a character from Game Of Thrones who is also referred to as the ‘Mother of Dragons’ on account of the three dragons she commands. Originally a princess, she along with her brother were exiled when her father was killed and his kingdom sacked. The novel chronicles the rise of the determined princess as she gains strength and amasses an army to avenge her father’s death and reclaim the throne. Then there are the Lannister's and the Stark's, reputable, rival families who have nothing but spite for each other." Rani Mahal has already cast Daenerys, as well as Jon Snow and Cersei Lannister. Daenerys will be played by Sakshi Tanwar, who is no stranger to playing a strong female lead.
Game Of Thrones Sakshi Tanwar
dnaindia.com
Anita Hassanandani will portray Cersei, and Parth Samthaan will be Jon Snow.
Game Of Thrones Anita Hassanandani
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Game Of Thrones Parth Samthaan
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I'm not familiar with Samthaan's work, but I have seen quite a lot of Tanwar and Hassanandani. I, obviously, approve of these casting choices. SET has no issues in the casting department, however Rani Mahal will have a much smaller budget and zero potential for explicit scenes due to India's strict censorship laws. With these two hurdles, how well will Rani Mahal be able to do? The answer might surprise you. In India, explicit material has no real value. Television channels such as Sony, Zee TV, and Star Plus have been producing loads of successful and engaging shows that adhere to the censorship laws set for them. I'm sure Rani Mahal will fit right in.

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