American television is at an all time high and have most of us hooked onto them, for the sheer brilliance they portray and the unique subjects they pick up. Big Bang Theory, Mad Men, Breaking Bad, Two and a Half Men, Lost, Game Of Thrones, Quantico etc. are just few of the shows which have made our laptop screens our favorite thing to gawk at, and have made our lazy weekends fun!
Entourage: the TV series
5 young guys at the pinnacle of youth strutting their stuff in Hollywood. A young movie star Vincent Chase played by Adrian Grenier and his entourage of 4 more guys, his best friend cum Manager Eric played by Kevin Connolly, his half step brother and a C list actor Johnny Chase played by Kevin Dillon, his ‘gofer’/friend/driver Turtle played by Jerry Ferarra and his agent Ari Gold played by Jeremy Piven, is what the show is all about.
So it would be interesting to assume who would play what part if the Entourage was to be made with a cast from the top talent pool in the Hindi Film Industry.
RANBIR KAPOOR as VINCENT CHASE
Known to be quite the ladies man himself, the Kapoor scion would do well as the talented young movie star who at times falls wayward because of all the distractions that there are.
RAJKUMAR RAO as ERIC MURPHY
In all probabilities Rajkumar would be able to deliver in this role because of the innate vulnerability he possess. He would tap into the character’s mood swings and his elder brotherly yet professional approach to Vincent’s career.
ARSHAD WARSI as JOHNNY ‘DRAMA’ CHASE
The most complex and the most lovable character of the lot. Arshad Warsi would be perfect to portray Johnny’s mixed emotions, his cheeky antics and his vanity laden anecdotes. A good cook, a self obsessed actor who is forgotten by the world, living in his half step brother’s limelight and a person who’s still waiting for his moment of glory.
VIR DAS as TURTLE
Shame is not an issue for this character who loves to live off Vincent’s dollars. Vir Das would be apt playing a person who’s all about sex, drugs and rock n roll, but is broke.
KAY KAY MENON as ARI GOLD
The suited and suave big talent agent who curses with every breath he takes and for whom cuss words are the very poetry this world has. He’s all about the money, the cars he drives and the wife he hates to love. Only an actor of the caliber of Kay Kay Menon would be able to pull it off in the manner it needs to.