Amazon's Indian adaptation of Modern Love to be directed by these directors?
Amazon to reportedly adapt the hit series Modern Love for Indian audiences
Amazon is adapting Modern Love for Indian audiences and have reportedly brought some promising directors onboard for the same. The content team is headed by Aparna Purohit who is said to be working with directors Vishal Bhardwaj, Hansal Mehta, Alankrita Shrivastava, Anjali Menon, Shonali Bose and Dhruv Sehgal on the same.
Reports also suggest that the work on the adaptation began in 2021 and it is also speculated that Pratik Gandhi, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Wamiqa Gabbi are some of the actors who are a part of this project.
Amazon Prime Video’s Modern Love is a successful adaptation of the New York times’ column of the same name by John Carney. So far, the OTT giant has released two editions of the anthology with the most recent one coming out on August 13.
A source is quoted in a report by Mid-Day and stating, “The anthology series, over its two seasons, has explored love in all its complicated and beautiful forms. The Indian adaptation will be in a similar vein, telling everyday stories about relationships, tugging at your heartstrings with their honesty and simplicity. The stories have been developed by the six directors with their team of writers, and then vetted by Amazon's writers' room.”
The source further added, “Much like the original format, each of the actors will be fronting a segment in the anthology. Pratik and Wamiqa are known faces in OTT entertainment, thanks to their strong performances in Scam 1992: The Harshad Mehta Story and Grahan. Similarly, Fatima is no stranger to anthologies, having been part of Ajeeb Daastaans .”
The source also reveals that the shoot for the same began in November 2021. The adaptation is expected to go into post-production in February as the OTT platform aims to release it sometime later in 2022.