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Modern Love to get Indian adaptation: Hansal Mehta, Vishal Bharadwaj to direct Pratik Gandhi, Fatima Sana Shaikh

Modern Love is all set to get an Indian adaptation with Pratik Gandhi, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Wamiqa Gabbi headlining individual stories, helmed by makers like Vishal Bharadwaj, Hansal Mehta, Dhruv Sehgal and others.

By: Entertainment Desk | Mumbai |
January 19, 2022 4:15:02 pm
modern love indian adaptationModern Love is all set to get an Indian adaptation. (Photo: Pratik Gandhi, Hansal Mehta, Fatima Sana Shaikh/Instagram, Express Photo by Amit Mehra)

Popular American television series Modern Love is all set to get an official Indian adaptation. The John Carney developed series explores love in its multitude of forms. The Indian series has roped in directors like Hansal Mehta, Vishal Bhardwaj, Anjali Menon, Alankrita Shrivastava, Dhruv Sehgal and Shonali Bose to create heart-stirring stories. The makers have also roped in actors like Pratik Gandhi, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Wamiqa Gabbi to play lead roles.

The series looks at love and how it has changed. Each episode brings to life a different story that has been inspired by a newspaper column. The Indian adaptation will also have a similar concept.

 

As per sources, each of the actors will headline one story with a director in the anthology. The series has already been shot late last year and will soon release on a streaming platform.

While the first season, which even got an Emmy nomination released in 2019, the second season streamed last year on Amazon Prime Video. It had the likes of Kit Harrington, Anna Paquin, Minnie Driver, Miranda Richardson and Tobias Menzies headlining individual stories.

Reviewing the second season for indianexpress.com, Ekta Malik wrote, “The season is more diverse, sure. We see a lot more LGBTQ friendly narratives and people from multi-ethnic backgrounds are featured prominently. This time there are three stories that are set in the United Kingdom. But to be a truly global reflection of love, Modern Love will have to expand its narratives further. Maybe to a country where dating apps are non-existent, or to a place which has like a total of 1000 inhabitants. Or maybe even India, where the term love jihad often pops up in news headlines. How does love blossom in those conditions? That’s a narrative we would like to hear.”

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