Indian producers as well as the audience is getting bolder. The word ‘Gay’ which has been a taboo subject one which raises eyebrows, is now finally finding acceptance in our society. It is a reality and it seems most of us have already embraced the truth around it. Taking all the advantage of this changing mindset that is going on in the country, Balaji ALT has decided to come up with a show that will further help the audience through this transition and change the thought process of the audiences. Ekta Kapoor’s new web series will now bring out the necessary change in the digital platform. Romil and Juggal – the upcoming ‘Gay’ love story is quite interesting and unique. Ekta is certainly breaking the norm and even challenging the taboo of homosexuality in the best possible way.
A leading entertainment portal Tellychakkar.com has exclusively written about Balaji ALT and their two upcoming shows. One with popular on-screen couple of telly town Ram Kapoor and Sakshi Tanwar in lead roles and the other being a gay love story titled ‘Romil and Juggal’. Ekta Kapoor was keen on planning a version of Romeo Juliet with a homosexual spin. The show will be directed by Nupur Asthana and we are quiet sure the youth will definitely love this series as it is not the typical romance. It is new, it is bold and something that needs acknowledgment.
Few days back, Ekta Kapoor roped in Ragini MMS 2 writer Ishita Moitra to write the dialogues of Romil and Juggal. The story is about two guys from warring families. One belongs to a South Indian family and the other one is a Punjabi – on the lines of Two States. Interesting nah? But despite the differences among the two families, the duo will fall in love with each other. Actress Maninee will play the OTT Punjabi mom, whereas Suchitra Pillai will play the over emotional South Indian mother. The director was quoted by Times of India as saying, “The script had to undergo some changes, which is why it got delayed. The concept was never shelved. We’re back to the writing and almost close to the finish. Once the script locked, we will start casting.”
He even added saying that, “It’s set in India, I can’t reveal more. It’s a mature love story about two men-something which hasn’t been properly attempted in Hindi cinema or television. Romi’s character will be played by Rajeev Siddhartha, who was last seen in Anil Kapoor’s ’24’, which aired on Colors channel. Actor Manraj Singh, who was last seen in the Sony PAL show ‘Yeh Dil Sun Raha Hai’ will play the character of Juggal.
According to sources, “Rajeev and Manraj as Romil and Juggal respectively, have an amazing onscreen chemistry. This cute love story with a difference will take the audiences into a dream land of two men who are in immense love with each other.” The show will release on the end of December 2016.
We are excited to watch this new web series. What about you?