in four years and three seasons, Sayani Gupta And Four More Shots Please have grown together. Today he is happy with the uniqueness that the series has carved for itself. Gupta, who plays journalist Damini in the series, says, “It’s one of those shows that everyone has an opinion about – be it good, bad or ugly.”
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For her, though, the comedy-drama’s biggest win is the on-screen celebration of female friendship. Starring Kirti Kulhari, Maanvi Gagroo and Bani J, the series shows the journey of four friends as they face love, loss and challenges, having each other’s backs all the time. “Female friendships are not so commonly seen on screen” [in India], Women like us – who are flawed, and exercise their choices in life – are rarely represented. The fact that we were one of the first to show it on screen feels good,” she smiles.
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The Mahila Mitra series, reportedly one of the most-watched Indian shows on Amazon Prime Video, has received love and criticism in equal measure. If the series was nominated at the 2020 International Emmy Awards, it also received criticism from a section of the audience who were not used to independent women living life by their own rules. The actor adds, “In the first season, we were initially grappling with what was happening; There was a lot of love and there was also a lot of hate. It made us realize some important things about our society. now, [before every season]we know [the backlash] coming our way, but the love this show has received is unimaginable.”