The Infidel, Omid Djalili’s satire on Muslims, Jews, Brits and a solitary Iranian is to be given the Bollywood treatment.
A Mumbai-based production company has reportedly acquired the rights to develop the cross-cultural comedy, written by award winning screenwriter David Baddiel who will also executive produce the remake alongside original producers Uzma Hasan and Arvind David.
The 2010 original was a box office hit in the UK and starred Iranian comic Omid Djalili as a Muslim family man who discovers that he’s adopted and Jewish.
The Good Wife star Archie Panjabi and Little Britain’s Matt Lucas also starred.
The remake will reportedly focus on the chasm between India’s two main religions; Hinduism and Islam.
- Vijitha Alles
‘The Infidel’ to get the Bollywood treatment