There's A Reason We Don't Spill Details About Lonavala: Family Man's Krishna DK

The Family Man co-creator Krishna DK's response comes amidst hate directed towards Priyamani.

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<div class="paragraphs"><p>Sharad Kelkar and Priyamani in a still from The Family Man.&nbsp;</p></div>

The Family Man co-creator Krishna DK has said that the Lonavala episode shouldn't get the kind of importance it has been receiving. The second season of the Amazon Prime Video series premiered in June.

In an appearance on comedian Sorabh Pant's show, Krishna said that there are bigger things to worry about than the Lonavala angle. He was asked as to what exactly happened there between Suchitra (Priyamani) and Arvind (Sharad Kelkar).

"The cliche answer has been that at the end of season one Delhi was about to be destroyed, and a huge terrorist threat was looming large. 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."
Krishna DK, The Family Man co-creator

The filmmaker continued, "I leave this to the audience's imagination. There's a reason we don't explicitly state what happened in Lonavala. You guys imagine what happened there. Raj and I, and even Suparn (Varma), the third director, and Suman (Kumar), our co-writer - we all felt that this is perhaps a question that has garnered too much importance, 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 allowed to take them. She shouldn't be seen as just Srikant Tiwari's wife. 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".

Krishna DK's response comes amidst a flurry of hate that Priyamani has been receiving. In an interview with journalist Puja Talwar the actor had said, "I got a lot of hate after season 2. Almost every day, whatever post I put out on social media, the first thing everybody says is, 'you shouldn't have betrayed Srikant (Manoj Bajpayee)', 'you shouldn't have done this to Srikant', 'why did you stab Srikant in the back?'." Priyamani added that she must have done something right for people to hate Suchitra so much.

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