The second season of 4 More Shots Please has become the most-watched Indian show of the year thus far on Amazon Prime, paving the way for a 3rd instalment. With this, Kirti Kulhari, who plays lawyer Anjana Menon within the all-women story, stands vindicated. The series, which unapologetically delves into the sex lives of its four protagonists, was criticised by a neighborhood of the Indian audience that considers the topic taboo.
"This show brought me in direct contact with the so-called ugly side of criticism. People are judging the characters, and calling the series a bit of faux feminism, but it hasn't disturbed me. [When creating it], we understood [that there'll be a backlash] since we are talking about taboo subjects. The show includes scenes depicting sex, women drinking alcohol, and making mistakes in their lives. But what you're taking faraway from it depends on your mindset," asserts Kulhari.
The actor also points out that the Indian audience has applauded similar shows from the West. "Fleabag, which probably has similar treatment and possesses its share of criticism, has been accepted here. there's a bias towards international content. People feel it's cool to applaud content from the West."