Bollywood is famous for remaking or copying the script of foreign movies. Some do well, while some lack that essence that had made the movie a hit at the first place. One cannot replicate everything as perfectly as the first hand creation of the same and as they say first impression is the last impression. E.L. James ruled the world in an overnight with her book and its subsequent series, ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’, which is one of the best seller books all over the world. The books were later made as movie franchise, with people worldwide waiting eagerly for its next installment after ‘Fifty Shades of Grey’ and ‘Fifty Shades Darker’, ‘Fifty Shades Freed’ which is all set to release in the coming Valentine’s Day.
Anastasia Steele (played by Dakota Johnson): She is pretty, shy, docile, soft, intelligent, loving, caring, funny, innocent, expressive, confident, sexy, sensuous, bold and romantic; a perfect girl any guy would ask for.
Let’s check if this franchise was to be remade in India (Of course, if the censor board would allow the uncut version! :P), then who the ideal lead actress could be who will be playing the role of Anastasia Steele :
Alia Bhatt: Give this lady any role, and she will give her 100% to it. Be it the glamorous role of Student of the Year or the role of a common girl in Highway/ Udta Punjab/ Dear Zindagi or a romantic and accomplished roles as in Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania or playing a sexy part in the movies, she can do it all effortlessly. There is no doubt that she can play the role of Ana with near perfection.
Shraddha Kapoor: Nobody can play the role of an innocent girl better than Shraddha . How we fell in love with her in Aashiqui 2 where she plays the innocent small town girl who is shy but determined. We have seen her playing the sexy role in Ok Jaanu!. We have seen her in the strong role in Haider. If given a chance, she might be able to do justice to the role.
Anushka Sharma: She is one of the most accomplished actress who does full justice to her roles. She has got the sweet face, bold and confident character and is sexy and hot as well. She can be a strong contender for the role of Anastasia Steele.
Kriti Sanon: She has that raw talent in her that can make people go weak. A perfect face, body, smile, with these features she has a long way to go. We have seen her in the simple character in Dilwale and in Bareilly ki Barfi. She has that X factor in her because of which we can try her with the role.
Disha Patni: We saw her playing the role of Priyanka in M.S. Dhoni so perfectly with that beautiful soft voice just like Ana (Dakota Johnson) in the movie. She is pretty and can play the role of an innocent girl very well. She has that raw talent that can make her the perfect Anastasia Steele.
Adah Sharma: She has those lovely doe eyes and that soft appearance on screen. We have seen her playing the role of Liza in 1920 , then again in Hasee toh Phasee we saw her opposite Siddharth Malhotra and she played the simple and confident roles well. And ofcourse she looks so pretty! We might try her out as Ana.
Jennifer Winget: She has the perfect hourglass figure, perfect face, perfect body language and that perfect smile! She recently rose to fame with her role as Maya in the serial Beyhadh in which she has played her role brilliantly and has already started getting many Bollywood offers. She has all the qualities to play a perfect Ana!
Shilpa Anand: She has the best voice, expressions and confidence to play the role of Ana. We saw her in the serial Dill Mill Gaye and she was amazing as Riddhima, so much that the audience wanted her back for the role after she left the show. That rolling of eye, beautiful voice & accent, good figure; our search for Ana can probably end with her.
Do you agree with the above list or is there any better contender? Comment your thoughts below.