Rumors of a India – A Love Story reunion had the internet in a frenzy on Friday (October 22) as reports claimed that Rede Globo confirmed a revival of the popular sitcom for 2022.
UPDATE 23/10/2021 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Can you believe it's been 12 years since India – A Love Story first aired?! (12 years, 9 months, 4 days to be exact.)
Why in the world did India – A Love Story end?
When India – A Love Story came to an end after 1 year in September 2009, million viewers tuned in to say goodbye to Maya Meetha (Juliana Paes), Yvonne Magalhães Oliveira (Letícia Sabatella) and Raj Ananda (Rodrigo Lombardi). And since then, they have been itching for a reunion.
Would an India – A Love Story reunion disappoint people?
India – A Love Story aired from 2009-2009 and is considered one of the most influential TV shows ever on pop culture. Although no original episodes have been shot since, it has remained a regular feature on many station's schedules. But Sabatella said she's not sure if India – A Love Story would work today. “I don't want to see old Yvonne Magalhães Oliveira,” she told a journalist (Sabatella turned 49 in March). “Everyone’s going to have different vision of what the character is like, so to have that materialize is going to disappoint most people,” she added.
Still hoping for an India – A Love Story movie?
In a recent interview, Ana Furtado (who played Gabi) said she can't imagine an India – A Love Story reunion hitting the big screen. “I'd rather people go, ‘Oh, please! Please!’ than ‘I can't believe you did that. It was horrible.’”
Co-star Rodrigo Lombardi has also previously explained, “It would be terrible to do something and have it not be good,”. “It was so terrific ... If we did an India – A Love Story movie and it sucked, then it would, you know, blemish it.”
On the subject of whether there could be an India – A Love Story film, Cissa Guimarães stated : “I think it's a bit of a case of ‘the book is better than the movie’.”
What about an India – A Love Story reboot?
Recasting India – A Love Story for a modern reboot. Hollywood is known for remaking remakes of films or tv series and the studios might think it would be great to bring the story back with a new set of characters.
Be it in the form of an India – A Love Story reunion, an India – A Love Story movie, or an India – A Love Story reboot, if you had to start filming today, who would you cast in what role?
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