The Family Man's Shreya Dhanwanthary to direct a micro-series, A Viral Wedding: Made in Lockdown

A Viral Wedding, is the story of a social media influencer played by Shreya Dhanwanthary, who refuses to cancel her wedding due to lockdown.

Press Trust of India April 12, 2020 16:19:12 IST
The Family Man's Shreya Dhanwanthary to direct a micro-series, A Viral Wedding: Made in Lockdown

Shreya Dhanwanthary of The Family Man fame is set to make her directorial debut with a micro-series called A Viral Wedding: Made In Lockdown.

The actor said the nationwide lockdown due to coronavirus pandemic, pushed her to make the home-made show.

Shreya made her acting debut last year with Why Cheat India (2019) opposite Emraan Hashmi and was also seen in Amazon’s The Family Man.

Titled A Viral Wedding the micro-series is created by Shreya along with cinematographer-publicity photographer Pratha Narang and has been mentored by The Family Man director duo Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK.

“It is India’s first micro-series, shot, edited, conceptualised and created during lockdown. This is for all of you at home from our homes. We all have shot at home with no equipment, it is home-made, it has real feel to it and people will relate to it,” Shreya told Press Trust of India.

Shreya said Raj encouraged her to creatively explore newer ways of storytelling.

“Raj and I got along very well and we were talking about a lot of things, like taking bigger risks in storytelling, narrating real stories. Soon, a fully formed idea came to me. I thought of doing something on the current scenario.
Nobody had ever thought that the entire world would be on pause mode. This is unprecedented. It is an attempt to reflect on the reality of the situation in a light hearted way through this micro-series.”

A Viral Wedding, is the story of a social media influencer (Shreya), who refuses to cancel her wedding due to lockdown.

“It is a journey from that day onwards. You will have to see whether the wedding happens or not. The decision taken by the PM about lockdown seemed like an interesting idea to explore. I was sure I want to do this in a light hearted way because there is so much more happening. It is an attempt to make people smile,” the actor said.

Besides Shreya, the show also features Amol Parashar, Sunny Hinduja, Aishwarya Chaudhary, Aritro and Sharib Hashmi among others.

Shreya said the shoot is over and the team is giving final touches to a few episodes. The series is likely to come out next week.

Shreya will also be seen in the upcoming second season of The Family Man.

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