One of the most vocally criticised outing in the recent past on the digital medium has been The Office. It was the Indian adaptation of the British original of the same name.
Ever since the trailer of the series debuted, the comments have been anything but pleasing. First, the lead actor, Mukul Chadda, expressed his apprehensions and confirmed that he isn’t worried about the criticism. He cited the example of the US remake, which went through the same cycle initially.
And now, one of the directors of the show, Rohan Sippy, says that he was prepared for the backlash. The Bluff Master and Dum Maaro Dum director says that to many (young Indian brought up on western show diet) an Indian adaptation should not have happened in the first place.
The resentment comes from their love for the original, which Rohan Sippy says is understandable. He assures, there are a lot of people in India, who have enjoyed The Office, due to its unique presentation. Still, it is better to be hated or loved than be indifferent to, feels the director.
Rohan Sippy, who co-directed the show with Debbie Rao, also reveals that he had come on board at a later stage. He has only directed a few episodes and was not involved in the creative process.
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