Ekta Kapoor recently took to Twitter and shared her response to those who have been questioning her about the recent shows which are themed on LGBTQ on her streaming platform. The recent series A Married Woman, starring Monica Dogra and Riddhi Dogra, focused on the same-gender love story between the two females. Well, there's one more series all set to premiere - His Storyy, starring Satyadeep Misra and Mrinal Dutt which will focus on a gay love story.
Ekta took to Twitter and said, “This is for everyone who has been asking me why we are releasing two same gender love stories in a span of two months. To them, I would like to say that we do millions of opposite sex love stories & no one asks that. That’s how marginalized and lowly represented stories of the LGBT community are.”
Take a look at her tweet:
Her tweet further read, “Acceptance for all kinds of love and ALTernate storytelling is what we, at ALTBalaji wish to showcase with our stories! Our recent launch, #TheMarriedWoman has been loved and appreciated by all! We’re humbled with the response of the audience and critics alike on our same gender love story!”
Her tweet concluded with, “Here’s hoping, our next show, #HisStoryy also makes a place in your hearts and helps people out there who are scared To be true to themselves. We hope you will give as much love to Kunal & Preet as you gave to Astha & Peeplika. Staying closeted could be claustrophobic, in a world where accepting one’s sexuality and gender choice is a constant struggle, lets normalize these love stories one step at a time. Thank you India for giving us this support and acceptance in this alternative storytelling space. As our favorite dialogue from #TheMarriedWoman goes- “Love is beyond everything. It’s beyond sexuality. It’s beyond conditioning. It’s beyond gender” #LoveIsLove.”
For the uninitiated, her upcoming gay love story, His Storyy was recently in the news after the show's poster art was accused of being plagiarized from Loev movie on Netflix. Within no time, the production house issued an apology and called it, “an oversight on part of our design team.” The platform pulled down the poster immediately. The posters of A Married Woman were also accused of plagiarism.
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