Masaba Gupta's father and legendry cricketer Vivian Richards likely to join Masaba Masaba cast in season 3
Masaba Gupta led semi fictional Netflix series ended season to with a cliffhanger and director Sonam Nair has hinted on cricketer Vivian Richard's entry on the show in season 3.
Sonam Nair, director of the semi-fictional show based on the lives of veteran actor Neena Gupta and her designer-actor daughter Masaba Gupta, said if the latest installment does well, the team would love to expand the story. Netflix has yet to comment on the prospective third season.
"It depends on how this season does. We hope it does well. If Netflix feels 'Let's give them another season', we'll start working on it honestly. Unless you hear back from the audience, there's no point in keeping things ready... The hope is there (of Vivian Richards appearance) that's why we have the cliffhanger," Nair told PTI in an interview over Zoom.
The director said the team used the feedback on "Masaba Masaba" season one, which premiered in 2020, to finetune the second part.
"I was sitting and reading every message, tweet, trying to understand what is working, and what do people want more of," she said about the first season.
According to Nair, the new chapter's aim was to go "a little deeper" into the emotions, thoughts, and life contemplations of the characters.
"Masaba and Neena ji are playing themselves but they are also representing a lot of women. Through them, I wanted to talk about things that women feel but they aren't talked about enough or represented on screen. There is a lot of fun in the show, but the intention was to go deeper and say some things that have some kind of importance or relevance," she added.
The second season, which arrived on the streamer last Friday, tackles several themes such as pregnancy scare, sexism, work insecurities, and mental health.
The director, whose credits include the 2013 film "Gippi" and web series "The Trip" and "Kaafir", said addressing issues with entertainment is always a balancing act.