Director Ken Ghosh interacted with media for the promotion of his upcoming web series ‘Haq Se’ on Thursday in Mumbai. During media interaction, Ken said that digital medium is here to stay.
Talking about difference in shooting of web series and a film and emergence of digital medium, Ghosh said, “The major difference between web series and films are of writing because in films, you have one interval but web series after each episode, there is one interval so you have to write for intervals but for shooting web series, we approached it shooting as a film. I feel both are fun. You can have fun shooting a film as much as web series, it is the fun while making it. I feel you don’t have control over fate of your final product but at least the process should be fun and I feel digital medium is not future it’s a present. Digital is here to stay”
Talking about his upcoming web series ‘Haq Se’, Ghosh said, “We are getting positive feedback to the teaser of our show. People from film and television industry are tweeting about our show. ‘Haq Se’ is beautiful journey of four sisters and their struggle to make their dreams come true”
‘Haq Se’ is set in Kashmir so when asked Ghosh why he chose Kashmir as backdrop for his web series, he said, “In this project, I came when scripting and most of the casting was already done. It was set in Kashmir and I agreed to it because we have adapted this show from Louisa May Alcott’s ‘Little Women’ which was set in cold place it’s because when external environment is cold then family comes together to create warmth so that was very layered thing and second thing is that ‘Little Women’ is set against the civil war of America so we needed a place which had constant tension and Kashmir had that”
When asked Ghosh whether he has made attempt to show socio-political scenario of Kashmir though his web series, he said, “This more of a story of four sisters. It’s an emotional family story and the politics of Kashmir is only backdrop of the show. We are commenting that this is right or that is wrong. Our journey is about people of Kashmir and what they go through, the people who want to live full, proper life and it’s about family of four girls and their mother and what they do”
‘Haq Se’ revolves around four sisters so when asked Ghosh how was it working with so many women on the sets, he said, “It is based on ‘Little Women so obviously, there will be lot of women on the set. I think the biggest compliment was when one day Simone (Singh) turned to me and said Ken you are an honorary girl now so I will take that as a compliment.”
It stars Rajeev Khandelwal, Simone Singh, Rukhsar, Surveen Chawla, Parul Gulati, Aanchal Sharma and Nikeesha Rangwal.
‘Haq Se’ is being directed by Ken Ghosh and produced by Ekta Kapoor. It will air on ALT Balaji YouTube chnnel form mid-February.