Love, Scandal And Doctors: Palki Malhotra REVEALS how guest roles uplifted the medical thriller
Digital platforms have been flourishing in India for the past few years. It wouldn’t be wrong to say, ‘OTT is the most loved and watched medium now.’ Almost every week, we have new web shows coming up. And there’s now another one that is ruling hearts – LSD aka Love, Scandal and Doctors.
Story of 5 medical interns who got embroiled in a scandal, Love, Scandal and Doctors is the first-ever medical thriller on OTT. The medical students become the prime accused in a murder. “Are the students capable of committing such a crime or are they just being framed?” is where the story lies. Love, Scandal and Doctors features popular faces Punit Pathak, Sidharth Menon and Rahul Dev in pivotal roles. Manini De, Shirin Vargese, Macedon Dmello and ‘Uri’ fame Riva Arora have plot changing guest appearances in the show.
Recently, the show runner of LSD aka Love, Scandal and Doctors opened up about the never-before-seen storyline, the actors performance and more. She said, “LSD’s characters were shaped up in such a way that each of them had their own backstory as to why their personalities were of a certain kind. The guest actors who were roped in, helped trigger and bring out those backstories through connections they formed with the characters, and I have to say that all of the special appearances by Manini, Riva, Shirin and Macedon gave a great push to the show and the storyline in many ways. Each of the roles were portrayed fabulously by these talented faces who I am thankful to for giving our ideation and conceptualization the exact essence that is required.”
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“Manini Dey had a short and sweet appearance, but her role was so impactful that it gave Dr Rana’s (Rahul Dev) character an intriguing twist to his personality. Shirin who has been the Band of Boys heartthrob played the role of Vikram’s dad and the way his character influenced Vik’s life in a dark way was portrayed brilliantly by him. The way Riva played the role of a mentally disturbed child was a major highlight of her character and she absolutely nailed her performance! After having worked with Macedon on D3 he was away from TV for long, but despite that he took on the role to the best he could and pretty much gave the character I had in mind for him the exact energy and vibe it needed,” added Palki.
Palki Malhotra, however, feels that casting and conceptualizing the guest characters was not as easy as the actors have made it look on screen. “But I am grateful to all of them to have taken these roles, and hats off to them = for the way they have effortlessly portrayed them. Their characters have not only stood out for them solo but gave my story, main characters and the show the exact element of thrill that we makers wanted to bring in,” she concluded.
LSD- Love, Scandal and Doctors is a 14 episode series that is available on ALT Balaji and Zee TV.