The success of the show Call My Agent! — the French title is Dix pour Cent, for the 10% fee agents charge actors — was seminal, instant, and was, thus, ripe for remakes. There is a Korean, Quebec, Chinese, Vietnamese, Italian, German, and British remake under production. There was even a Turkish spin-off that completely axed references to homosexuality, of which there are plenty in the show one of the main character is a bisexual woman, and another is a gay man.
The Indian version Call My Agent: Bollywood certainly doesn’t seem shy of sexuality, per the trailer that just dropped. The trailer begins with the death of Soumyajit Dasgupta, the head of the talent agency. Aahana Kumra, Ayush Mehra, Rajat Kapoor and Soni Razdan play the agents who need to cobble together the clients to keep the agency afloat.
The clients they are dealing with include Jackie Shroff, Farah Khan, Dia Mirza, Richa Chadha, playing meta versions of themselves. Written by Abbas and Hussain Dalal and directed by Shaad Ali, Call My Agent: Bollywood streams on Netflix from October 29th.