Family Man season 2 was appreciated for its plot, storytelling, talented actors as well as strong female characters. Although there are several male characters in the series, these two female characters steal the show with their outstanding performance. The character of Raji played by Samantha Akkineni and PM Basu played by Seema Biswas was loved by the audience.
In an interview with india.com, Sharib Hashmi who played the role of JK in the series was asked whether PM Basu’s character was inspired by Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee. He said that it is possible to see similarities between both of them but he isn’t sure if makers really portrayed Mamata Banerjee into the character.
He further said, “The director would be able to answer this better. But I think it’s a fictional character and because we have someone as strong as that character in real-life – Mamata Banerjee – who’s a Chief Minister and is equally powerful like PM Basu in the series – we tend to feel that both of them are similar in some sense.”
The PM Basu in the series was as dynamic as the current CM of Bengal, Mamata Banerjee and also was based from Bengal. This led to the assumption of the resemblance between the two.
In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, actress Seema Biswas was asked the same question to which she replied that the directors mentioned no names to her and never told her if her character in The Family Man 2 was inspired by a real-life personality.
The actor also added that she prepped for her role according to the brief given to her and to understands what should be the body language of her character. She also revealed that there was no reference to PM Basu’s character either mentally or physically.
After the success of Family Man Season 2, people are awaited to see what will Season 3 have in treasure to surprise its audience.