Ever thought what would the star cast look like if Harry Potter series were to be made in Bollywood?
While naming the actors for different character roles can be a topic of debate, I can make things easier for you by naming the actor for the title role. Our very own Darsheel Safary, who played Ishan Nandkishore Awasthi in Aamir Khan's directorial 'Taare Zameen Par' a decade back, is all grown up now and a perfect fit for Harry's role.
A self-confessed Harry Potter fan, Darsheel was once the boy wonder. And now, having grown up, he still pretty much carries that boyish charm, which makes him all the more favourite to play the boy-wizard. Don't believe it? You will, after reading these reasons!
"I would love to play Harry Potter and have Aamir as Dumbledore. But my bunny teeth won't work ," Darsheel had once said. His bunny teeth are all gone now, so playing Potter should be easy, isn't it?
Though he came across as a reticent guy in the movie series, Daniel actually did a lot of things on-screen that required immense courage. Being a naturally brave guy, it won't be difficult for Darsheel too to pull off Harry's role. Nothing scares him is what he had told TOI in an interview and of course, we trust him on this.
From Cho Chang to Ginny Weasley, Harry played by Daniel Radcliffe wooed girls with ease. It wasn't difficult for him with his chocolate-boy looks to die for. It shouldn't be difficult for Darsheel either, who has retained his boyish charm till date.
Okay, this is kinda weird. Both actors' names start with the same initial. Isn't this a sign?
Both Darsheel and Daniel are early starters as far as their acting career is concerned. While Daniel was 12 when the first installment of Harry Potter Series was released, Darsheel was 10 when he made his acting debut. Want more proof?
Each and every installment of Harry Potter series had Intense drama, action, tragedy and a scope for lead actors to display many emotions, something which Daniel played to perfection. Similarly Taare Zameen Par required Darsheel to display his versatility and wide range as an actor. A like for like replacement, right?
Just the way Daniel is highly popular among the kids across the globe, Darsheel too has a sizable following among the young audience. Ergo, if Darsheel plays Harry Potter, he will nail it impeccably.
While we may have to wait for Darsheel to play Harry Potter, there's another good news for Potterheads!
&pictures, Naye India Ka Blockbuster Movie Channel has roped in one of Harry Potter's biggest fans Darsheel Safary to present the film series in India. Embark on this magical adventure as &pictures showcases the entire The Harry Potter Film Series in Hindi starting 17th September, every Sunday at 11 AM.