Farhan : ‘House of Cards’ adaptation for Indian television interesting

Wednesday, Nov 18, 2015,10:54 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Actor Farhan Akhtar feels an Indian adaptation of popular American political-drama series, House of Cards, will make for an interesting show. The Rock On!! star is currently hosting reality television show I Can Do That, which is an adaptation of an American show of the same name. When asked if there is an American show he would like to adapt for Indian audiences, Farhan said.

The one that I find very exciting, which I’ve been watching off late is ‘House of Cards’. I find it quite incredible. I think that would make a very different, interesting kind of show for television here, Farhan said in an interview here.

House of Cards deals primarily with themes of ruthless pragmatism, manipulation and power and stars Hollywood stalwarts Kevin Spacey and Robin Wright. The 41-year-old Dil Dhadakne Do actor said bringing a concept like this would be nice as Indian television is more melodrama-driven now. There was a time when we had a show about a political family.

There was a lot more drama programming. Shows used to focus more on real drama which has become less now. Larger-than-life melodrama works these days. So, that drama would be nice to go back to, he said. Farhan will be next seen along with megastar Amitabh Bachchan in Bejoy Nambiar’s Wazir.