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Five Bedrooms: behind the scenes

Writer Mithila Gupta discusses the experience of writing an episode centred around Hindu festival Diwali for series two of Five Bedrooms.

Mithila Gupta was excited to be incorporating her Hindu heritage into the drama Five Bedrooms from the inception of the show. However the opportunity to include Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in episode four of season two was one she couldn’t wait to share with Australian audiences.

“I’ve been kinda waiting from ep one, season one to write [this] episode… it’s a long wait but it was bloody worth it!” she enthuses.

In this behind the scenes video, Screen Australia journalist Caris Bizzaca interviews Mithila Gupta about the characters she most enjoys writing for Five Bedrooms, the pressures of portraying Diwali accurately and how she can’t wait to get her family’s and community’s reactions to the episode.

Five Bedrooms Season Two is premiering on Paramount+ on 11 August 2021.