MUMBAI: It may be a show like none other
seen yet on Indian television.
Lipstick, that premieres today in a late night slot on Zee,
plans to venture into untrodden territory by exploring sexual politics
in supposedly high society life. A daily show (Mondays to Thursdays)
based on an international format, Lipstick comes close on the
heels of Kittie Party, the recently launched daily that also
explores the duplicities of high life.
Says producer Shrishti Arya: "Lipstick
is about a battle between two women in a corporate set up. It
is more about page three culture and high society life, and the fight
over a position." The show, says Arya, was given to her production
house, Rose Movies, by the channel which wanted to develop the concept.
The 11 pm slot is intended to get in only the adult viewers who can
handle the sensitive topics of mind games and sexual politics and
alternate sexuality which will be dealt with on the show.
Written by Sajeev Kapoor and directed by Bhushan Patel (who has earlier
directed Sonpari for Star Plus), the show stars relative newcomers
Shweta Salve and Nigaar Khan, who adorn the hoardings that Zee has
put up across metros. Both exude a sensuality that goes well with
the provocative title of the show and as Arya says, "Its about real
people and real lives that we aspire to."