Four More Shots Please Season 2 Is Here: Be Amazing, Not Perfect
Four More Shots Please S2, set in Istanbul has more sex, more friendship, it’s quite lavish and of course like the first one, this too has complications. May be a bit more. But that’s what keeps you on the edge. The new trailer is out. What you should expect is a story of four friends, dealing with their messy lives and depending on each other to come out of their challenges.
Rangita Pritish Nandy who is the creator of the series, had promised earlier that the second season will have more of all the above and more. The trailer of the four, Kirti Kulhari, Sayani Gupta, Maanvi Gagroo and Bani J’s Four More Shots Please Season 2 came out. The Amazon Prime Original will start streaming on April 17. It’s called the Indian version of Sex and the City.
On Season 1, Amrita Paul reviewed the show for SheThePeople and said in this article, “Honest confession, I binge-watched seven episodes in one sitting (the last three were devoured first thing the next day) and was somewhat of an incoherent mess of laughing, tearing up, and visibly flushing during the sex scenes. Needless to say, it was quite a watchable show with many-a-witty dialogues delivered by characters whom you do want to root for. In fact, I would go so much to say if each of the four main protagonists had their own spin-off shows, I would watch them as well.”
Here’s how the characters stack up. We have headstrong journalist Damini (played by Sayani Gupta), the feisty lawyer and single mother Anjana (Kriti Kulhari), the sweet, diminutive Siddhi (Maanvi Gagroo) whose mother insists that her one true purpose in life is to get married or the strong but vulnerable Umang, a bisexual personal trainer played by VJ Bani. These characters face conflicts in their personal and professional lives and in season 2, these promise to get more complex, and layered up. In Season 2 as per reports, ‘Siddhi’s sexual awakening extends to her being unexpectedly open with her mother too, who’s aghast at being asked her sexual fantasy.’
Watching S1 was almost like a guilty pleasure. It doesn’t label women as flawed or perfect, but simply as human beings who are trying to make sense and navigate the choppy waters of their complicated lives – Amrita Paul for SheThePeople
Maanvi Gagroo in an interview with SheThePeople.TV shared what it’s like to be one of the first wave breakout web stars in India, why we need to normalise diversity and the stereotypes that the entertainment industry needs to get rid of while writing women characters. ” In fact when Four More Shots Please! was offered to me I was very sceptical about doing this part. For the majority of my career, I have been offered parts that were of a chubby girl but were not substantial enough. They were either there for just the comic relief or they were defined by their physicality, and that’s all there was to them. I fought really hard to not give in to those parts. So when Four More Shots Please! was offered to me I was really scared that I might fall back into that trap. The reason I agreed to do it was because her physicality isn’t all that is there to her. While her body image is a part of her characterisation, there is so much more to her.”
When we asked, “You are one of the actors who garnered fame due to online streaming platforms. What has the journey been like?” She said digital was her first love. “It has been very good. I feel extremely proud and possessive of this medium. I take it very personally when someone says anything against digital content.”
The series is unapologetically glamorous, at times badass and reminds one that women needn’t be one thing or another. They are beauty with brains, answers with problems and have a great sense of taking charge.