As part of its endeavour to push the content envelope, OTT major ALTBalaji keeps looking at different stories. After real life saga State Vs Nanavati, Ekta Kapoor is now all set to address the burning Ayodhya issue which was finally settled by the Apex Court recently.
A Married Woman, based on Manju Kapur’s book by the same name, talks about a Kanpur-based lesbian relationship during the tumultuous days of 1992, when the disputed structure was brought down in Ayodhya and lead to riots all over. Ridhi Dogra and Monica Dogra will play the lesbian couple.
Aastha (Ridhi) 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 (Monika), whose personality is completely the opposite, an artist who’s never been interested in anything the least bit conventional.
Talking about her digital debut , Ridhi said, “I feel really honoured to be the part of a story which is so relevant. It’s not just a story about two women and a same sex relationship, it’s much more than that. As an artist I really didn’t have any inhibition. I was sure if anyone must make such a show, it should be coming from Ekta because she is truly a boss babe. I think this is a huge opportunity for me, great space and I am so glad that I waited so long for this one.”
On bagging the character of Peeplika, Monica quipped, “I am super excited about this project, as it’s my debut in the web space. I would like to thank ALTBalaji for believing in me to portray this character. I could not have asked for anything better than this for my digital debut. I have been known as a musician and for having played a few roles on the big screen, but this project gives me an opportunity to showcase my acting skills to the fullest. Apart from a talented crew, I will be sharing screen space with Ridhi, who is an established actor is already, with a huge fan following. I am really excited to work with her. I hope the audience will like us both in the show.”
‘A Married Woman’ is a story of two women whose lives and marriages stand as a complete contrast to each other and yet when their paths cross, their world changes drastically. The two women slowly fall in love with each other and soon become the centre of each other’s life. The series is based on the renowned book “A Married Woman”, whose rights were acquired by ALT in 2019 and script writing started in March 2019.