Offering a dhamekaar desi touch here’s 10 Indian actors we would like to see as our favourite characters from ‘The Boys’

24 . Oct . 2020
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Ever since Amazon Prime Original “The Boys” launched on its streaming platform, it has created its own cult following like no other show. Owing to its far from mainstream superhero plot and stellar performances by the ensemble cast, the show has created a great fan base amongst the Indian audience. So much so that the even the most-eminent of celebrities and influencers have ended up being ardent fans of the show. The black comedy series is about the titular group of vigilantes who set out to take down The Seven who are a group of corrupt superheroes misusing their fame and risking the lives of innocent people. The series came as an unexpected surprise for people who have been a fan of superheroes series and have worshipped them over the years.

After the phenomenal success of the first two seasons, things are set to get more diabolical with season 3 already on the cards. With each of the characters leaving you in awe, one might be wonder what would happen if our stars from B-town were part of this series or what if it was made in India. Who would play the leader in the form of Billy Butcher or the innocent, yet intelligent, Hughie. Many names come to our mind. Hence, without any further ado we have listed 10 Bollywood actors who would perfectly play the badass characters of The Boys.

John/ Homelander – Shah Rukh Khan

Homelander is a character who is very cruel and heartless. The series also gives us a background of his story that attempts to justify his behavior and sort of makes us feel sorry for the guy. Antony Starr has given an excellent performance as Homelander and the only star we see who can live up to the standards of a brutal and cunning character is none other than our Bollywood ka Badshah Shah Rukh Khan. During the start of his career, the megastar has played negative roles in a bunch of movies and has the ability to makes us want to not like him with relative ease. Be it good or bad, we can imagine Mr. Khan bringing the same magic on screen and sweeping the entire show away. Won’t we just love the caped Khan spread his arms out wide?

Billy Butcher – Arjun Kapoor

Arjun Kapoor we think is the perfect diabolical leader people need to save them from the Supes. He is witty, honest, confident, a leader and can throw a punch that can get someone’s light out. Basically, Arjun Kapoor is already a Billy Butcher. We don’t see a better fit for Billy than the Gunday actor who has the potential of taking our breath away with his charming smile and wry humour.

Hughie – Ishaan Khatter

The sweet, innocent Hughie was really like our everyday guy. He was just a normal dude, with a normal job, a family and minding his own business only to see his world turn upside down. During the entire two seasons, Hughie manages to make us feel sorry for the hardships he goes through and also impresses us with his intelligence and quick thinking. Who else by Ishaan to play this boy-next-door character of the superhit series. After giving terrific performances in movies like Dhadak and many more, the Ishaan has won everyone’s heart. We believe if given a chance, the chocolate boy will be our perfect Bollywood version of Hughie.

Annie/ Starlight – Shraddha Kapoor

The sweet little girl next door Annie has come a long way in the series.  She is no longer naive and weak and has instead she has come out as her own and managed to surprise everyone with her transformation. This is the exact career graph of Shraddha Kapoor’s career. From a cute teen in Luv Ka The End to a talented and versatile actress acing in the movies like Haseena Parkar and Stree, Shraddha has indeed come a long way. With her stunning good looks and sweetheart-like nature we see no other better fit for Starlight than her.

Maggie/ Queen Maeve – Katrina Kaif

Choosing a Queen Maeve for Bollywood was the easiest choice ever. Who better to play the role of the queen than the queen Katrina herself? The dazzling diva that Katrina is one who is beautiful, brilliant, confident and has a perfect style, charisma, attitude that makes Maeve the queen that she is.

Raggie / A-Train – John Abraham

A great physique and fitness regime that can bring today’s teenagers to shame, the hunky John we think will do complete justice to the role of A train.

Mother’s Milk (MM) – Abhishek Bachchan

Do you know what makes Mothers Milk so special and makes him the sanest member of The Boys? It’s his maturity. On many occasions throughout the season, we see MM making rational decisions and one that most people can benefit from. He is very rational and knows where his loyalties lie. If that wasn’t enough, we know that he is a family man too, and who better to enact this character than our very own Junior B.

Kevin/ The Deep – Ranbir Kapoor

Deep in the series is a troubled man. Everybody knows that throughout the series he has his own share of ups and down, more down than up, but you get our point. When it comes to playing complex characters in Bollywood, who else but Ranbir Kapoor to be the master of his art. Considering his terrific performance in Barfi, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil and Sanju to name a few, this Rockstar expect his acting ace to be at the top of his game one more time.

Kimiko/ Female – Kangana Ranaut

Like her or not, you know one thing that Kimiko and Kangana are both extremely-talented women. They are strong, fierce and still show enough grace that gets guys swooning for them.

Serge/ Frenchie – Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Don’t they say Nawazuddin could do anything! Well, we would like to see him as Frenchie, our skilled assassin with a soft heart. We do not doubt the fact that this guy is going nail this character as well, just like each of his previous roles. Seeing him being violent, yet so silent will make us fall in love with Nawaz all over again.

Risinger/ Liberty/ Stormfront – Priyanka Chopra

Stormfront in the series has turned from a girl we loved into a girl we love to hate. We mean, who would have thought there could be someone more dangerous than Homeland. But just like promised by the makers, this season was definitely more intense and insane all thanks to the entry of our former Nazi. The only Bollywood actress we think can pull off her level of insanity with a pretty smile and perfect hair is Priyanka Chopra. Our desi girl has already rocked the world with her charm, we don’t think she will have any trouble in ruling the seven as well.