A brother volunteering to make his older sister’s profile on a dating app and the older sister discussing her sex-capades with her younger brother— the trailer of Hiccups and Hookups that has just dropped, is clearly not playing it safe when it comes to exploring family dynamics. However, they are the new normal! So, get set to ride along with them in their journey through the Hiccups and Hookups of life.
Lionsagte Play’s new show is a no-holds barred, bold and intimate take on the lives of Vasudha, Akhil and Kavanya who live under the same roof and have each other’s backs. However, their shenanigans will make eyebrows rise. These hell-raisers don’t hold back when it comes to living life the way they want to.
Vasudha, played by the stunning Lara Dutta is rediscovering life post separation at 40. Navigating through the tough terrains of dating as a woman in her 40s, she is trying being sexually adventurous for the first time in her life. Talking about her character Lara reveals, “I had a whale of a time essaying Vasudha on-screen. Playing the lead who is 40 on screen is an empowering feeling. The fact that Lionsgate Play chose to tell the story of a 40-year-old woman and highlight subjects which are taboo or otherwise don’t find a voice, was exciting for me to delve into. There are many layers to Vasudha’s character and she is highly relatable because of the kind of situations and scenarios she finds herself in. I am keen to see how the viewers react to our show.”
Prateik Babbar who plays Akhil, the CEO of a dating app is a cool cucumber. He is willing to date but not game about being tied down. He is young and underneath the cool exterior, he is a man with a heart of gold. When it comes to his sister and his niece he stands by them under any and every circumstance. His only tussle is with emotions. Prateik adds, “Akhil was. A lot of fun to play. He is an entrepreneur who struck gold with his start-up and wants to engage in relationships which don’t come with the permanence tag.
Meanwhile Shinnova who plays Lara’s daughter in the show is a regular girl who believes in living on her own terms. Coming to terms with her parents’ break up, the teenager is understanding and gauging her equation with her parents while she goes through the whole rigmarole of understanding sex and quitting the naivety to transition into being an adult.
Hiccups and Hookups tells the story of a family of three and their friends who are modern and don’t believe is muzzling their conversations. They are no filters in this family and that’s how they like it. Casual sex, same sex love, open relationships or even orgies — nothing is off the table. The show also sheds light on a refreshing and non-reverential brother-sister relationship. Tighten your seat belts as the Raos are going to take you on their rollicking journey through the Hiccups and Hookups of life.
Hiccups and Hookups directed by Kunal Kohli and starring Lara Dutta and Prateik Babbar in the lead will stream on Lionsgate Play from November 26.