Netflix Feels Like Ishq: The upcoming love anthology Feels Like Ishq is a saga of six stories. Narrating the life events of six young adults, each navigating the unversed and unconventional path of love and loss, relationships and romance. The series is all set to premier on July 23.
Here we talk about the women behind the screen who have put in all their sweat and blood into making the show.
Direction: Tahira Kashyap
Tahira Kashyap is an Indian writer, professor and theatre director. She is married to Bollywood Actor, Ayushmann Khurrana. Together they are parents to Virajveer and Varushka. Tahira was an active member of her college theatre society and other theater groups outside her college. Initially, Kashyap worked as an Assistant Professor at Mithibai College, Mumbai. But later she switched to radio and was the Programming Head at BIG 92.7 FM.
As a writer, her first novel was I Promise, which is a story about a perfectionist. She, also co-authored Ayushmann’s biography titled Cracking The Code: My Journey To Bollywood. Kashyap recently announced her upcoming book on motherhood titled The 7 Sins Of Being A Mother. In 2018, she ventured into direction with the short film Toffee. However in September 2018, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and she has been a strong survivor. Quaranteen Crush in Feels Like Ishq is her second project as a director.
Story and Screenplay:
Monisha Thyagarajan wrote the segment titled Save The Da(y)te. Thyagarajan is an Indian writer, director and producer. She was the executive producer of the 2021 Documentary WOMB (Women of my Billion) and the 2019 film What are the Odds? She was also the associate producer of Netflix series Delhi Crime. As a writer, she has shows like Off Road with Gul Panag and The Pooja Makhija Show to her credit.
Gazal Dhaliwal wrote the story of Quaranteen Crush directed by Tahira Kashyap. Dhaliwal is an Indian screenwriter and came to limelight with Ek Ladki Ko Dekha Toh Aisa Laga. Previously, she has worked as a dialogue and screenplay writer in films like Lipstick Under My Burkha, Qarib Qarib Singlle and Wazir. She is an LGBTQ+ activist, who has spoken openly about being a transgender woman – most famously in an episode of the Aamir Khan-led talk show, Satyamev Jayate.
Arati Raval is the writer of The Interview along with Director Sachin Kundalkar.
Arati Raval-Pandey is an alumna of the Film and Television Institute of India (FTII). Her first short film Silvatein written, directed and produced by her, premiered at the New York Indian Film Festival followed by a selection at the Indian Film Festival of Houston, and a special mention at the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
She worked on National Award winning films like Dosar, Do Dooni Chaar, Faltu and The Last Lear. She then went on to assist Saurabh Shukla in his directorial debut, I’m 24.
Sulagna Chatterjee has co-written She Loves Me She Loves Me Not along with Director Danish Aslam. Chatterjee is a 25-year-old Bombay-based screenwriter. She has worked as an associate writer on two flagship shows for Alt Balaji, The Verdict and Code M. Chatterjee also has many food shows to her credit like Ghar sa Yummy for Zee TV, Lost Recipes for Epic Channel and India on a Plate for India Times.
Shubhra Chatterji has co-written Ishq Mastana along with Director Jaydeep Sarkar. Chatterji is an Indian writer and director with twelve years of experience in the Entertainment Industry. She is the founder of HISTORYWALI, a content creation and curation company. Her first film as an associate screenplay writer is Dass Dev by Sudhir Mishra. She is currently working on her second film for Yash Raj Films, and also on multiple web-series.