Alt Balaji’s newest web series Haq Se starring the charming pair Rajeev Khandelwal and Surveen Chawla will be releasing on the platform soon. In order to give the series a cinematic feel, the makers, Manor Rama Pictures, shot in real life locations like Manali and also created several elaborate sets in Mumbai.
“We shot for over a month in Manali. The actors have worked extremely hard and trekked up and down the mountains; there were times when there was no access to cars or buses and everyone adjusted so much. Each and every actor on the show has been so diligent, from being ready on time in the freezing cold to giving top notch performances regardless of the temperatures. Each prop, every single thing was sourced locally from Kashmir or designed from scratch, same goes for every costume,” said Karan Raj Kohli, co-founder Manor Rama Pictures.
He continued, “We started casting as soon as we finalized the story. We are extremely excited to work on Haq Se considering so many film centric names are attached to it. It was an absolute pleasure working with Rajeev, Surveen and the director Ken Ghosh who held numerous workshops with the actors to better the nuances of their characters. Our DOP, Anubhav Bansal has added a lot of value to the look and feel of the show” however, (Viraj and) I have to say that my favourite actor on the show has been Aanchal (Bano). She hasn’t only been an absolute pleasure to work with but has also made the character shine through. We really see her going a long way considering this is one of her first projects.”
Adding on, co-founder, Viraj Kapur said. “The story and screenplay is written by Devika Bhagat, who has written the likes of Jab Tak Hai Jaan, Aisha and a lot of other amazing films, I have to admit that she is the backbone of Haq Se. Renuka Kunzru, as the dialogue writer, has given the show some awe-inspiring lines along with powerp-punched dialogues which were required for the narrative. Her entertaining narrations had blown us away to such an extent that we offered her a part in the show, considering she had played a fun character in Jaane Tu Ya Jaane Na. Unfortunately, by the time we went on floors she was travelling and couldn’t be a part of the final cast.”
He added, “And of course we are extremely lucky to have our first digital show on ALTBalaji because we had the chance to work with the queen of long-format storytelling, Ekta [Kapoor] who guided us at each step of the process.”
Set in the backdrop of Kashmir, Haq Se is a story based on Little Women by Louisa May Alcott and tells the story of four sisters, their loves, their lives, and their ambition that is bound by the situation in Kashmir.
The series will release on Alt Balaji worldwide in early 2018.