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    Writer duo, Garima and Siddharth, on their upcoming comic web series, Shaadi Boys.

    AFTER the full fledged web feature on retired 80’s villains and a spoof on the popular reality TV show, Roadies, Voot is coming out with yet another comedy web series titled Shaadi Boys. It is about three Bollywood rejects who come to Delhi and shoot weddings. Set to release tomorrow, it tries to show the sham that high budget weddings have become or, according to the series’ writers, Garima Wahal and Siddharth Singh, is a fun take on the wastage of money in the name of pride. The duo, who has written screenplays for movies like Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela, explains crisply—“(it) is about how we have forgotten that marriage is more important than a wedding.”
    From penning for reality shows and big budget feature movies to now a web series, Wahal explains how they strike a balance. “Web mainly is a youth driven avenue whereas cinema has a broader audience across all ages. The key difference lies in the way the idea is communicated and the language in question,” she shares. So do they feel that internet provides more freedom with respect to content? “Yes, for sure,” Singh remarks. “We cannot make feature films on a lot of subjects — such as lives of political figures, the ‘33 crore’ gods, religious beliefs or myths, and so on.” With the hope that the online space changes the scenario for scriptwriters for good, they express belief that “more such platforms will suffice the thirst of writers like us when it comes to freedom of speech”. Having said that, the duo is currently awaiting the release of Raabta and the Akhay Kumar-starrer, Toilet —Ek Prem Katha.

     —Simar Bhasin

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