Roopa Rao: On new web-series “The Other Love Story”
The “Other” Love Story, is a new same-sex love story in the form of a webseries. This 12 episodic web series revolves around two young girls and set in the 1990s. Director Roopa Rao tells Pink Pages more about it.
What is the “Other Love Story” all about?
The ‘other’ love story is a journey of two young girls who fall in love and the force would be such that they act on it without thinking twice…There is a lot of stigma associated with such a relationship, but inside the heart, only love endures. If you are a sucker for sweet romance, if your heart belongs to unadulterated 90s, if you miss the era when internet/cell phones had not hijacked human emotions, then this web-series is for you…
What inspired you to start this project?
Story in itself I must say, it was high time that we shared a story the way it actually happens in India, in its truest essence. Also I wanted to bring to life an era I grew up in- the nineteen nineties- with romance in abundance, thanks to the beautiful Bollywood melodies of that era.
Why did you feel a web series was the best way to tell your story?
Web space gives us (story tellers) freedom to tell stories true in its real essence and reach out to maximum people with minimum budget. Web Video streaming is the new TV for young audiences.
Tell us about the cast?
Shweta Gupta and Spoorthi Gumaste, accepting the roles of Aachal and Aadya, and the way they performed was the key. Their dedication and commitment drove the series to where we are today. They are absolutely fantastic human beings, with a keen eye for detail. For me as a director, Shweta and Spoorthi were a beautiful canvas to bring Aachal and Aadya alive.
Watch the teaser of “The Other Love Story”: