ALTBalaji web series The Married Woman starring Ridhi Dogra and Monica Dogra in the lead roles had opened to positive reviews from the critics and masses alike. The show revolved around two totally different women essayed by Ridhi and Monica, who go on to share a close bond with each other and fall in love against all odds. With the first season tasting astounding success, now Ridhi and Monica have announced that The Married Woman will be back with its second season.
In a live conversation on Facebook with RJ Rohini, The Married Woman lead cast Ridhi Dogra, Monica Dogra and Suhaas Ahuja (who plays Ridhi's husband) announced that the series will soon see its second season. The cast chose to do the announcement in the current month of June that also happens to be the Pride month, given the LGBTQ theme of The Married Woman. The announcement date (June 7) also witnessed the birthday Ekta Kapoor, the producer of The Married Woman.
Nowadays every other web series in India has an LGBTQ story within the main story. Filmibeat posed to the cast of The Married Woman whether it is a challenge to portray such stories on screen, now that it is not so 'uncommon' in India? To which, Ridhi Dogra replied, "There are a lot of (LGBTQ) storylines which are coming up in a lot of shows for sure. I'm not aware of many but I know that they are being made, like ALTBalaji only did a show on a love story between two men (His Storyy) sometime back. Konkona Sen Sharma and Aditi Rao Hydari's story (Geeli Pucchi in Ajeeb Daastaans) was also made. There is stuff happening, so it's good. I mean the more, the merrier! We should be able to forget about how many same-sex love stories we are watching. I personally feel there have been quite a few and that there can be a lot more and it will be with time. There are all kinds of people in the world and we need all kinds of stories."
The Married Woman is based on celebrated author Manju Kapur's best-seller novel of A Married Woman. The show had also secured a number 2 spot on Ormax's most-viewed list twice in a row after its release. Earlier, Ekta Kapoor had revealed to a publication about the possibility of a second season of the show wherein she had said, "We have been trending as one of the most-watched shows, so it's pretty heartening. With the kind of impressive numbers the show has got, I don't want to say anything at this moment, but it's inevitable."