Giaa Manek to play genie in Jeannie Aur Juju!

Sat, September 1, 2012 5:00pm UTC by 13 Comments
Giaa Manek to play genie in Jeannie Aur Juju!

The Indian adaptation of the popular American sitcom I Dream Of Jeannie will soon see Gopi bahu in a new avatar. Are you excited?

Now who can forget Barbara Eden going blink-blink in I Dream Of Jeannie? Certainly not those of you who grew up in the 90s. But as we fondly remembered the times when our favourite Jeannie went wrong oh-so-cutely, we woke up to find out that we’ll soon have an Indian adaptation of it. Oh!

What’s more, it will be Giaa Manek – more popularly known as the seedhi-saadhi Gopi bahu of Saath Nibhana Saathiya, who was recently eliminated not only from her soap but from the dance reality show she took part in for a brief while, Jhalak Dikkhla Jaa 5 – who will play the role of Jeannie in the desi version. Co-starring with her will be the oh-so-funny Ali Asgar in the the role of Vicky, her master. Hmmm, so now what? Should we look forward to a genie going blink-blink and making theplas and aachaar appear? Guess we should.

“With Giaa in the show, we’re sure to attract a huge audience to watch the show, as she has a big fan following. Giaa’s innocence works for the character and Ali’s experience will enhance the show even further,” Anooj Kapoor, Executive Vice President and Business Head, SAB TV said. Really?

Looking at the fate of other phoren sitcoms like Bewitched adapted as Meri Biwi Wonderful, Small Wonder as Karishma Kaa Karishma – serials that made us squirm and cling to the memories of the original – we really wanna go blink-blink ourselves and coax the makers to think again.

Tell us, readers: Do you think the Indian adaptation of I Dream Of JeannieJeannie Aur Juju will work?

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  • suzan

    Jia is over smart, but really very boring to watch! Moreover, the image of Gopi bahu still over shadows her own image as an actor. And if she’s to wear anything other than the conventional saree, she will look so ill-fitted. Sorry, but Gia definitely is not the right choice to play the role of the extremely funny Jeannie!

    • sanya gendy

      Giaa will be cuttieee jeanie. I will follow.

      • Mandy

        She looks like my Kaam ki Bai.. you must also be from those JHOPAD PATTIS if you like her.

  • Sonia

    NO I am NOT!! She is UGLY!!!!!

  • Sandhya

    we cant see giaa in the new role iam also the great fan of giaa bt as we are not seeing any possibilities of her coming back in saathiya,as every fan of giaa got hearted by her exit from saathiya,not going to accept her in new role.

  • Roseylinda

    Gia will really rock in her new avatar,her smile,innocent look,bubbly face will really give life to new character. Best of luck Gia.

  • jessica

    Giaa will make a super giennie.perfect choice for d role.bt ali asgar as captain nelson…..noo.A n.a.s.a captain ,fat n short..aa ha.larry hangman in d orignal was tall n fit n thtz how a n.a.s.a captain should b..

  • sanya

    I just love you Giaa. You are the cuttest actress in indian TV

  • jimmy

    Bakwaas cast…Yeh Show Super Flop hoga…Can’t even imagine this show without Barbera Eden or Larry Hagman

  • Shaziya

    Giaa is superbbbb and Asgar fantastic! Hope their serial will rock! Best luck :)

  • Anonymous

    The worst adaptation ever seen on TV. The cast is pathetic to say the least. Larry will turn in his grave. RIP Larry

  • joshap rai

    Giaa plz don atop the play jeannie aur juju so plz

  • joshap rai

    Plz don qute a jeannie aur juju plz


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