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 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 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 PTI. 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. 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.