Navjot Gulati's web show Happily Ever After - Wedding with a twist
Director Navjot Gulati's maiden web show, Happily Ever After, depicts how planning one's wedding is not all fun and games.
The perfect culmination to one's love story, the big wedding day is all sunshine and roses. Or at least, that's what Bollywood movies and Indian television shows would have you believe. But, with his maiden digital outing Happily Ever After, director Navjot Gulati showcases how the lead-up to the wedding day can be as exacting as it can be exciting. The show revolves around a couple, portrayed by Naveen Kasturia and Harshita Gaur, who plan a destination wedding and resolve against seeking monetary help from their parents. "[As they begin planning their wedding], they face a lot of obstacles — be it due to their finances or family's [disapproval]," says Gulati, adding that the February 1 release will be narrated across two timelines. "The other [timeline] delves into their relationship, and traces how they eventually decide to get married."
Considering his offering is set against the backdrop of a wedding, it reminds one of the luminous Made in Heaven. Aware of the popularity that the Sobhita Dhulipala-fronted series enjoyed, Gulati says, "The themes of the two shows may be similar, but the lens and treatment differ. I am a huge fan of Made in Heaven. When I heard this show's concept, I loved the idea that the couple is drawing up budgets and paying for their own wedding expenditures. This [aspect] hasn't been tapped before in wedding dramas. Also, the idea of portraying two timelines made it more interesting."
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