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The Bollywood Version of 'Friends' With SRK, Kajol & Many Others Was A Bizarre April Fool's Prank

The only day the world becomes absolutely unreliable is on April Fool's day because you never know if the content all around you is trying to prank you or not! And that's what most publications, websites and TV channels tried to do on the 1st, including Comedy Central.

While scanning channels I stopped on Comedy Central to watch the most popular sitcom on television since the early man- 'Friends', and to my sweet horror, it wasn't a delight anymore to watch the series. They'd planned to air the show for 12 hours, from 6 pm till 6 am and the prank they played on us was harsh af!

B'wood Version of 'Friends' Was An April Fool's Prank© Warner Bros Television

They'd taken one character from each episode and dubbed his/her voice in Hindi, while the rest were speaking in English, as it was originally and let me tell you this-watching Friends being dubbed in Hindi is certainly an acquired taste!

For instance, the first episode I put on was where Joey goes on a date with a girl who keeps fishing food from his plate, and then he says his iconic line "Joey doesn't share food!". Well, the only difference was that Joey's character was speaking in Hindi, while everyone else in English. So instead he said 'Joey khana nahi banthta!'. Well, all this seemed alien but that's not all! 

After a little while, it seemed like Joey's voice seemed very familiar, like I've binged heard his voice all through my 90s. Then the realisation donned on me- Joey's dubbed voice was actually Shah Rukh Khan! I wasn't sure if I should've been ecstatic or pissed off actually.

B'wood Version of 'Friends' Was An April Fool's Prank© Warner Bros Television

Well, CC went on to dub every character's voice for one episode each, till the crack of dawn. So Monica's voice was dubbed by Kajol, Pheobe's was dubbed by Kangana Ranaut, Chandler's by Saif Ali Khan, Ross's by Amitabh Bachan and Rachel's by Sonam Kapoor and they all took turns to speak in Hindi.

While Comedy Central was creating a laugh riot all across the country by showcasing an absolutely new avatar for the world's most loved sitcom, I actually found it to be a little bit of a nightmare! 

It probably went on as planned but the stars dubbing the voices scrupulously, like they're still in the 90s, trying to make sure the audience knows it's them was a bit too much to handle. As I said, it was an acquired taste and after a while, I got used to Saif Ali Khan saying 'Mein hoon Chandler, aur mere paas sirf hasi mazaak hai'. It felt very familiar and endearing by the end of it TBH.

B'wood Version of 'Friends' Was An April Fool's Prank© MensXP

Head of programming, English Entertainment, Viacom 18's Hashim Dsouza made a statement and said:

“Comedy Central has been the home of F.R.I.E.N.D.S and we've continually presented this iconic show through fresh and innovative programming that week-on-week keeps it at the pinnacle of most-watched shows in English entertainment. Delving deep into the spirit of April Fools, we're giving viewers a unique and bizarre version of their favourite sitcom, ensuring they enjoy this ultimate prank-day. For the longest time, Indian fans could only imagine and hope for a Desi F.R.I.E.N.D.S, but now that wait is over as we give them a glimpse to a whacky Hindi-speaking avatar of the show.”

B'wood Version of 'Friends' Was An April Fool's Prank© Warner Bros Television

That's quite a lot of work, to be honest, Comedy Central. Some parts did make me laugh though, parts that I got used to and didn't find funny in the past, seemed funny in Hindi for some reason. It could be the way they were dubbed and the Bollywood actors trying to embed their humour through their own style for each character.

All in all, it was a good watch and something completely unexpected. If you missed out on it, I am not sure how you can watch a re-run of the same again but I do know Comedy Central doesn't lack innovation and they'll be back with something super fun, once again.

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