'Dev DD' season 2 brings back Rashmi Agdekar in lesbian avatar

Source : IANS 2021-02-16 20:29:35

Actress Rashmi Agdekar is all set to reprise her role of Chandni in the second season of the popular web series Dev DD, producer Ekta Kapoor's new-age retelling of Sarat Chandra Chattopadhyay's novel Devdas.

In Dev DD, Rashmi plays Chandni, based on the character Chunnilal in Sara Chandra's original creation. In the web series, which first dropped in 2017, the character is a lesbian.

"Back in 2017, when web series were just starting out in India, we had mostly seen caricaturish and stereotypical portrayals of LGBTQA characters on screen. But Chandni was not written that way. She is a regular small-town girl from Jaipur with her set of values, but she likes girls. It was this aspect that drew me to this role, as it normalises the representation of homosexual characters on screen, because that is how it is in real life," she claimed.