‘The Family Man’ is touted to be one of the most critically acclaimed Indian web series which has also garnered immense love and appreciation from fans. While fans have continuously praised Manoj Bajpayee who plays the character of Shrikant Tiwari - an Indian spy.
However, it is no cakewalk for actor Priya Mani Raj who opened up about the criticism she received from the audience for her character Suchi in the web series. She explained that people tend to forget that she is just doing her job. Reel and real-life are different.
Priyamani plays the role of Suchitra Iyer aka Suchi in The Family Man 2, a wife who is tired of being the sole provider for her family.
Speaking to Bollywood Bubble, Priya Mani said, "I believe that I have done something right. You can diss me all you want, you can hate me. But that’s when I know that my character is good...even now I received a message saying, ‘Aapko Shrikant ke sath aisa nahi karna chahiye tha (You shouldn't have done this to Shrikant.’...Whatever post I put on my Instagram, half the people comment saying, ‘Oh Arvind ke liye aapne aisa kiya (You did this for Arvind)’, or ‘Aapne Shrikant ko dhoka kyun diya (Why did you cheat on Shrikant)?’ I don’t tend to respond to all that. I just laugh it off...And a lot of people actually send me messages saying, ‘Bhagwan do roti kam de but tumhari jaisi biwi kisi ko na de (May God give me a slice of bread less but not a wife like you)' (laughs).”
She added, “I can’t sit down and explain everyone saying, ‘Boss this is reel. I am an actor. This is my job what I am doing. I am not this in real life’. And people are actually going to the extent of saying even things like ‘You will never be happy in your life.’ I wonder why go to such an extent? Look you don’t like the character, well and good, that is your opinion. But you don’t have to take it out personally on the actor who is playing the part."
For the unversed, things went on to get ugly for Priyamani after her character Suchi and Arvind (Sharad Kelkar) travel to Lonavala on a work trip in The Family Man, and the makers have left the question of what occurred between them there hanging.
Suparn Varma, one of the season 2 writers and directors, stated that the Lonavala mystery should be left unsolved for the duration of the show.