Streaming platform Hotstar Specials will launch ‘Out of Love’, a gripping drama series that explores the emotional and psychological dilemma that erupts from complex relationships.
An official adaptation of award-winning show Doctor Foster, Out of Love is a riveting portrait of a marriage that’s poisoned by infidelity, heartbreak and betrayal.
Starring Rasika Dugal and Purab Kohli in the lead, the show also stars Soni Razdan, Harsh Chhaya, Aanjjan Srivaastav and Sanghmitra Hitaishi in pivotal roles. Produced by BBC Studios, the show has been directed by filmmakers Tigmanshu Dhulia and Aijaz Khan and is slated to launch on November 22 on Hotstar VIP.
Gaurav Banerjee, President and Head, Hindi Entertainment, Star India, said, “We are excited to bring to viewers a bold story about love, betrayal and revenge. This award-winning British drama has been adapted by a great creative and some wonderful actors. We hope viewers enjoy the ride!”
Actor Rasika Dugal said, “Hotstar Specials presents Out of Love is a modern-day drama that offers an intimate and psychological look at the aftereffects of infidelity. Pop-culture has often focused on why people cheat; Out of Love, on the other hand, explores the emotional turmoil and dilemma that arises from it. It is a character-driven narrative and it was an experience for me to inhabit Meera’s world as she struggles to make choices after her seemingly perfect life begins to crumble when she finds out that her husband is cheating on her.”
Actor Purab Kohli said, “Infidelity is becoming more and more common and often you find yourself caught within six degrees of it. How a couple reacts to a situation where one partner is cheating on the other is very subjective. It’s not just a black and white reaction anymore; often people forgive or forget in the hope of saving other aspects of the relationship. And sometimes it’s a fight to the finish.”
Director Aijaz Khan added, “Gone are the days when on-screen portrayal of infidelity was polarised to women being victimised. Hotstar Specials presents Out of Love showcases a very different side of an emotional tussle; and that challenged me as a director — to constantly try and break the mould and present the story in a different lens. Tigmanshu and I have worked very closely to bring alive the creative execution of this show to life and I hope people enjoy the fruit of our labour.”
Set against the backdrop of Coonoor (Tamil Nadu), the story follows Dr Meera Kapoor, a 37-year-old woman who is strong and successful; is a devoted mother to an 11-year-old son and a loving wife to Akarsh Kapoor. Everything in her life changes and her perfect world is shattered when she suspects her husband of having an affair. As the lies and betrayal come to light, we see her unravel both personally and professionally.