Talking about her latest web series Human Streaming on Disney+ Hotstar, actress Kirti Kulhari has shared her thoughts on playing a gay doctor in a recent interview. The web series which also stars Shefali Shah and Ram Kapoor is directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah and Mojaz Singh. The main plot revolves around unethical drug testing on humans and the politics that goes behind this business. Apart from this, the makers have also tried to touch on the issue of mental health and homosexuality.
In a recent interview with Hindustan Times, Kirti elaborated on her experience of acting in the show and her on-screen chemistry with Shefali. Talking about some of the intimate scenes in the series, Kirti revealed that it was a bit awkward for her to do kissing scenes with a woman as she had never done it before. Kirti said, “I knew that no preparation can prepare me for this.”
She further admitted that she had to go beyond the idea of gender to fit herself into the role and realize that it was more about emotion than a person’s sexual orientation. Revealing more about the making of the show, Kirti said that she and her co-actor Shefali had not rehearsed the kissing scene.
“I was only thinking ‘What if I kiss her and feel something, what if I turn up?’ That would be something, then I would have to sit back and think if I was even looking at women. That was the only thing I had,” she said.
According to Kirti, director Mojaz Singh was very nervous before the kissing scene and gave around 10 takes to the actresses from different angles. Keerthi then dispelled the misconception that actors enjoy doing intimate scenes, but insisted that “it’s the most boring thing.” Keerthi talked about the secrecy on the sets of the film and the struggle of doing such scenes in front of a large crew.
The series which also stars Indranil Sengupta, Seema Biswas and Vishal Jethwa premiered this January 14 on Disney+ Hotstar and has a total of 10 episodes in the first season.