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Old June 27 2013, 10:21 PM   #2502
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Re: STID "tracking" for $85-90 million opening [U.S. box office]

section9 wrote: View Post
BTW, IF Paramount HAD cast a Bollywood leader as Khan we'd be tearing up the Subcontinent right now.

Don't get me wrong, I love Cumberbatch, but there's an opportunity cost in the Asian market that was missed.
But, that might have lead to at least one Bollywood style song and dance number; and I don't know if the Star Trek audience in general could take that.

Seriously though, I had no issue with Cumberbatch as Khan - as you could surmise he was of British Indian descent (and lets be honest, Montalban WAS NOT even attempting an Indian subtext or accent when he originally played the role in 1967 and 1982.)
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