After the success of Nushrratt Bharuccha's Janhit Mein Jaari, writer-director Raaj Shaandilyaa is back with yet another humour-infused content-driven project. Making his web series debut, he has created Voot Select's upcoming show titled The Great Weddings Of Munnes. Headlined by Abhishek Banerjee and Barkha Singh, the show will premiere on August 4.
Ahead of the release of The Great Weddings Of Munnes, PeepingMoon.com spoke to Raaj. Talking to us, the filmmaker opened up about the inspiration behind the show. "In 2017, I conceptualised The Great Weddings Of Munnes. I saw that young men and women were struggling to find suitable partners and those who found them, faced problems later. The series has been inspired by all those grooms, brides and their families."
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Calling the show 'relevant', Raaj said, "Shaadiya toh 100 saalon se ho rahi hai aur voh toh sadiyon tak hote hi rahenge. For Indians, weddings are important affairs." Speaking about casting Abhishek and Barkha, the filmmaker shared, "I finalised Abhishek Banerjee while shooting for Dream Girl. Barkha Singh said yes to the show immediately. I didn't have to struggle."
Raaj is known for his social comedies. Does The Great Weddings Of Munnes also impart an important message? "It will be of no use if there is no social message. Yes, there is comedy but I believe people to take back some message from those humourous situations."
Is Raaj planning a sequel to The Great Weddings Of Munnes? He replied, "In India, people love watching films and shows on weddings. If we get a good response, we'll come back with a sequel.
The Great Weddings Of Munnes marks Raaj's foray into the web series space. When asked whether he is nervous, he shared, "I'm not nervous because I am confident that there's nothing wrong in the show." He further called the show a clutter-breaker.