When it comes to content, romance is a much loved genre. And the other thing has also been a common narrative of interest is love triangle. These days a lot of TV shows such as Anupama, Yeh Rishta Kya Kehlata Hai, Ghum Hai Kisikey Pyar Mein, Udaariyaan, Kumkum Bhagya, Bade Acche Lagte Hain 2 and Imlie are showing love triangle tracks. Even forthcoming shows, Ishq mein Ghayal and Joonooniyat, are stories of love triangles. Saath Nibhana Saathiya 2 actor Sneha Jain opines that every time there is this one trend that dominates the scene. This time ‘love triangle’ is calling the shots.
“I think it is the season of such stories right now. If you go back in history, everything has its own time frame. There was a time when saas-bahu dramas were a hit and every other show had a similar concept, then there was this mythological phase and even the supernatural phase and so on. So, nowadays people are enjoying love triangles probably because they find it interesting, or have experienced something similar in real life which is helping them to feel the connection. Who will she/he choose, what will be happening next gets them excited? Love triangles are good at building that curiosity,” she says.
In most of these love triangles, one of the characters is shown having grey shades. In this good versus evil fight, where good triumphs at the end, make the concept all the more thrilling and enjoyable. Sneha Jain agrees.
“Yes, sometimes it is like that. The girl is stuck between the two characters, where one is the best, the perfect one, husband material and the other one is a bit modern, upfront, not so perfect partner. But what happens is that the girl is interested in both. So, if the girl happens to have some issues with one partner, the other one tries to take advantage of that situation and in that process she also falls in love with the other person. And there’s always some confusion. Among all three of them, there’s always one person who knows how to make the most of the situation. In love triangles, there’s always a positive character, another is a grey character, who is very smart and knows very well how to take things in his/her favour. People like this trio adventure, and the confusion between them is always interesting in the drama. Where there’s suspense, there are a lot of questions, and people love to watch it to get their answers. That’s why makers are cashing in on the concept,” she explains.