The Indian adaptations of the ‘Modern Love’ franchise, based in Mumbai, Hyderabad, and Chennai have been widely praised by audiences and critics alike. Wamiqa Gabbi, who starred in both Modern Love Mumbai and Modern Love Chennai, has achieved great success with her versatile performances in both the series.
In Modern Love Mumbai’s ‘Mumbai Dragon’ episode directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, she excels as Megha, a free-spirited Gujarati vegetarian navigating a relationship with an Indo-Chinese boy.
In Modern Love Chennai’s ‘Ninaivo Oru Paravai’ episode helmed by Thiagarajan Kumararaja, Wamiqa captivates as Sam, emphasising the importance of physical intimacy in modern relationships. Her seamless portrayal of diverse characters across languages and cultures is truly commendable, showcasing her dedication to authenticity and depth in her roles and solidifying her position as a remarkable actress.
Talking about her diverse roles in the Modern Love India chapters, Wamiqa says, “Modern Love is centred around love, I can’t help but feel excited and eager to discuss this profound feeling. Being a part of this franchise is undeniably the most powerful and captivating emotion in the world.”
“When it comes to the enchanting Modern Love franchise, it has been a true privilege for me. I consider myself extremely fortunate and grateful to have contributed to two beautiful stories within this series. Collaborating with visionary filmmakers like Vishal Bhardwaj and Thiagarajan Kumararaja has been a stroke of luck. Their remarkable talent and sensibility have left me feeling blessed to have worked alongside such incredible directors.”
Adding further about her journey and her roles in the two Indian chapters, Wamiqa says, “Vishal sir’s story allowed me to portray a beautiful character, a Gujarati girl, which was a delightful experience. Exploring a different culture through the character was something I really wanted to do. Working with Vishal sir was a dream, and his involvement automatically made me say yes to the project.”
“Later, when Kumararaja sir approached me for Modern Love Chennai, I was thrilled because I had longed to collaborate with him. Sam’s character in his story is complex and intriguing, and I eagerly embraced the opportunity to delve into her journey. I am grateful to both filmmakers for their faith in me, and I hope to have made them proud.”
Produced under the banner of Tyler Durden And Kino Fist, Modern Love Chennai brings together six brilliant creators of Indian Cinema – Bharathiraja, Balaji Sakthivel, Rajumurugan, Krishnakumar Ramakumar, Akshay Sundher, and Thiagarajan Kumararaja.
Following the success of Modern Love Mumbai and Modern Love Hyderabad, this is the third Indian adaptation of Modern Love, the internationally acclaimed Original anthology helmed by John Carney. The anthology series is streaming now on Prime Video.