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Suhasini Maniratnam talks about playing a grandmother in Modern Love Hyderabad episode

The actress plays a grandmother in an episode directed by Nagesh Kukunoor

Suhasini Maniratnam talks about playing a grandmother in Modern Love Hyderabad episode
Suhasini in Modern Love Hyderabad

Last Updated: 04.39 PM, Jul 07, 2022


Set in the bustling city of Hyderabad, Modern Love Hyderabad, the anthology explores the various moods and shades of love, and probes into the dichotomy of the diversity and universality of love. The four episodic series is directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, Venkatesh Maha, Uday Gurrala, and Devika Bahudhanamm. It features a star-studded cast including Aadhi Pinisetty, Nithya Menen, Ritu Varma, Suhasini Maniratnam, Naresh Agastya, Malavika Nair, Revathi, Abijeet Duddala, Komali Vakalapudi, and Ulka Gupta.

One of the episodes, 'Why did she leave me there…?’, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor, features Suhasini Maniratnam and Naresh Agastya in the pivotal roles. Suhasini, who plays a grandmother said that that it was Kukunoo's confidence in her that made her take up the role. She said, “Nagesh Kukunoor insisted on me and was very confident about me playing this grandmother role. And I am old enough to play such a character.”

She added though she couldn't convince herself to play the character, her friend and veteran actress Revathi, did. “I need to talk about Nagesh's courage. It requires a lot of courage and strength to pick up such a story—love and affection between grandmother and her grandson. We generally tend to think of Romeo and Juliet. I didn't have enough guts to play this role and couldn't convince myself as a grandmother, but my friend Revathi convinced me to play this role." 

Modern Love Hyderabad is produced by Elahe Hiptoola with Nagesh Kukunoor as the showrunner. The show is all set to release on Amazon Prime Video on July 8.

Modern Love, an Amazon series based on the New York Times column of the same name, was a much celebrated show across the globe. It reflected the complexities of modern-day relationships in a metropolis with a lightness and a tenderness that made for a breezy watch. The platform has planned something similar for India with stories set in Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai.

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