KARACHI: If you haven’t been feeling too old lately, let us remind you that the show Friends came out 25 years ago. Yep. Today, the iconic show celebrates its 25th birthday. What’s amazing is that Friends is still just as popular as it was back then.
But if we were to watch Friends now, we’d like to see the show in today’s day and age, with problems like inflation and climate change affecting the characters. And more specifically, we’d like to see the show based in Pakistan.
So went through the trouble of imagining a local version of the show and here is who we think should play the main characters. If any TV director is reading this, hit us up.
JOEY: Sheheryar Munawar
The actor is the perfect combination of being a lady’s man yet also being lovable. He comes across as a little naive but we know it’s because he has a heart of gold.
RACHEL: Sohai Abro
Sohai Abro would play the perfect Rachel. She’s sensitive, fashionable and dainty. We’ve also seen her cry multiple times, which would be a major requirement for someone playing Rachel.
CHANDLER: Osman Khalid Butt
Because Osman Khalid Butt is hands down the funniest man we know. And his humour is very dark and sarcastic, much like Chandler’s.
PHOEBE: Hania Amir
Hania Amir is unapologetically herself. She can be politically incorrect sometimes, but Hania is never pretending to be someone else. Plus she’s so funny and her laugh is pretty contagious, just like Phoebe’s.
ROSS: Adnan Malik
Adnan Malik is super woke, super smart and super good-looking (Don’t come at us, Ross was super good-looking in our opinion!). Whether standing up against child abuse or being the ambassador for Amnesty International South Asia, Adnan is always well spoken and knowledgeable.
MONICA: Mansha Pasha
If someone has to play Monica, it’s got to be Mansha Pasha. She gets the job done, is opinionated and never afraid of a fight. You know you can’t push Monic- we mean Mansha around.