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Mallika Sherawat to adapt CBS series The Good Wife for Indian audiences

The American television show, starring Juliana Margulies as lawyer Alicia Florrick, picked up five Emmy awards, a Golden Globe and two Screen Actors Guild Awards during its seven-season run.

Sonal Pandya

Actress Mallika Sherawat is turning producer with her next project. Sherawat has come aboard for the Indian adaptation of legal drama, The Good Wife, co-produced by CBS Television Studios and Ridley Scott's Scott Free Productions. Besides being a producer, the actress will star in the lead role of lawyer Alicia Florrick.

In a press release, the actress stated, “I’m really excited about bringing The Good Wife to India and thank CBS for putting their faith in me. I’m really excited about this opportunity. I love the show. It features a fierce and beautifully written female character with enough contradiction, emotional range, and surprise. The show’s brilliant storyline and pioneering female role made me want to do it in India.”

The rest of the cast and crew of the drama are yet to be finalized. The series will debut on Indian television and later be available on other streaming platforms.

The Good Wife, created by the husband and wife showrunners and writers Robert and Michelle King, aired on CBS from 2009 to 2016. Star Juliana Margulies played Alicia Florrick who returns to a career in law after her husband, Peter, the State's Attorney for Cook Country who is embroiled in a sex and corruption scandal.  

The series was known for its powerful female characters besides Alicia, like stalwart senior partner Diane Lockhart (Christine Baranski) and fearless investigator (Archie Panjabi). Like Margulies, the Indian-born Panjabi won an Emmy for her work on the show.