Ekta Kapoor on Thursday revealed that she is presenting an unconventional love story, titled A Married Woman, based on Manju Kapur’s book of the same name. The ALTBalaji and Zee5 Original beautifully captures the philosophy behind a love story that rose over a time of unrest in 1992.
“Creative spaces are at times compelled to conform to boundaries. As a creator I have challenged those norms, at times pushed the envelope. This is the freedom we crave , we celebrate. However, I am cognisant that freedom comes with responsibility. That’s what my show is ... creative freedom to tell a different story with responsibility towards my viewers while respecting the creative desires of my team”. ...quoted a visionary creator who I’d leave anonymous for now! Based on Manju Kapur’s book, we bring you an unconventional love story! #AMarriedWoman beautifully captures the philosophy behind a love story that rose over a time of unrest in 1992. Teaser out at 12pm on @altbalaji and @zee5premium. #ALTBalajiOriginal #AZee5Original @shobha9168 @iridhidogra @monicadogra @samkhan @sahir_raza @saralsachdev @jaya_misra
Featuring Ridhi Dogra and Monica Dogra as a lesbian couple named Aastha and Peeplika, the teaser of the web show is out now and it promises to tell the story of 'two beautiful souls who rose beyond religious, sexual and societial boundaries to find each other.' Aastha is a middle-class Delhi girl, a teacher by profession and a painter by passion. She is the perfect daughter, mother and wife whose life decisions are always taken by others; until she meets Peeplika, whose personality is completely the opposite.
The video of the teaser begins with Ridhi's voiceover followed by Gulzar’s recital of his poem Aaj Phir Chaand Ki. It narrates how Supreme Court verdict on Ayodha on Nomvember 9, 2019 helped heal a 27-year-old wound.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience”.- Pierre Teilhard de Chardin... #AMarriedWoman, a love story based on Manju Kapur’s famous book, ek aisi kahani that began during the times of political unrest in the country. The story of two beautiful souls who rose beyond religious, sexual and societial boundaries to find each other. An unconventional love saga portrayed by @iridhidogra & @monicadogra. Stay tuned as we start shooting for #AMarriedWoman! #ALTBalajiOriginal #AZee5Original @altbalaji @shobha9168 @samkhan @sahir_raza @saralsachdev @jaya_misra @zee5premium
Ridhi feels honoured to be a part of a relevant story like this, which is more than just a story about two women and same sex relationship. Talking about the same, she told a news agency, "As an artiste, I really didn't have any inhibitions and when I heard the story I was convinced that the sensitivity and the sensibility that was required for such sensitive story was very much assured by the writing team," adding, "It's not just a story about two women and same sex relationship, it's much more than that. It's a story about humanity, spiritualism, which talks about a lot of things like oneness, love and harmony. There are many beautiful things to look at in the story. It's like life, everything is entwined with many layers and that's exactly what the show is all about."
The makers are yet to announce the release date.