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Ever wondered what a ‘desi’ version of F.R.I.E.N.D.S would be like? Here, take a look

The Indian version, which has a total of 26 episodes, is a full fledged scene-to-scene remake of the American show that premiered on Zee TV in 1999. 

By: Trends Desk | New Delhi | Updated: August 18, 2020 12:21:31 pm
Friends, friends desi version, friends indian version, Friends actors, twitter, twitter reactions, indian express,Since being shared online, the tweet has triggered various reactions among netizens with many cringing after watching the clip.

While Indian filmmakers have often taken inspiration from Hollywood for their movies, netizens recently discovered that a desi version of popular American sitcom F.R.I.E.N.D.S existed and haven’t stopped cringing since.

A video of the 1999 sitcom named ‘Hello Friends’ was shared on Twitter by a user @lookitshnb along with a caption that read, “Experts are saying coronavirus is the worst pandemic of our time? that’s cute. I think ur forgetting about summer of 1999 when the entire executive board of decided to make desi Friends.”

In the 29-second clip, which has gone viral on several social media platforms, Simone Singh, Maria Goretti, Cyrus Broacha, Nikhil Chinapa, Anil Dimbri, and Aparna Banerjee re-enact the pilot scene of the American sitcom. Here, take a look:

Watch the video here:

Since being shared online, the tweet has triggered various reactions among netizens with many cringing after watching the clip. The Indian version, which has a total of 26 episodes, is a full-fledged scene-to-scene remake of the American show that premiered on Zee TV in 1999.

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