The Family Man is one of the most loved spy thrillers on the Indian web circuit right now. Starring Manoj Bajpayee as Srikant Tiwari, an undercover CBI agent who juggles between normal and work life, the show has gone on to grab eyeballs for various reasons. Apart from the controversies that surrounded the second season, a lot of hate has been directed at Priyamani, who plays Srikant’s wife Suchi in the show. An extra marital affair in the show has caused Priyamani to become the centre of a lot of trolling.
Speaking of this and the “Lonavala incident”, for those who have seen the show, director Krishna DK said that that particular question about what happened in Lonavala has got too much attention, way more than it deserves. He said,”The cliche answer has been that at the end of season one Delhi was about to be destroyed, and a huge terrorist threat was… Zoya and Milind’s lives were at risk, and in the middle of this you want to know what’s happening in Lonavala. That’s my first stock-and-trade answer.”
He further added, “That said, the point of this is, I leave it up to the audiences’ imagination. There’s a reason we don’t come out and explicitly say what’s happening in Lonavala. You guys imagine what happened in Lonavala, and you make your own decisions about it. Raj and I, and even Suparn (Varma), the third director, and Suman (Kumar), our co-writer, we all kind of felt that this is perhaps a question that has garnered too much importance in the context, and it shouldn’t have. Suchitra is a strong female character. She has reasons, and her motivations, she has her compulsions. She has her decisions that she makes, and she should be. She shouldn’t be seen as just Srikant Tiwari’s wife. That’s not the way to look at her character; she’s an individual, she’s a strong person. In the first season we say that she’s tired of being a person who has kind of fallen in the background, looking after the family. And she wants to explore her dreams and aspirations, on the professional front, and we should look at that as her overall character. So what happened in Lonavala is what you saw, what you believe happened and you just have to go with the flow.”