Indian American cast of ‘Family Karma’ tackles culturally sensitive issues in Season 2

Bravo’s ‘Family Karma’ returns on June 2 with an all-Indian American cast. From left to right: Rishi Karamchandani, Bali Chainani, Monica Vaswani, Brian Benni, Anisha Ram, Amrit Kapai, Vishal Parvani, Shaan Patel, Dillon Patel -- (Photo by: Juan Manuel Garcia/Tommy Garcia/Bravo)
Bravo’s ‘Family Karma’ returns on June 2 with an all-Indian American cast. From left to right: Rishi Karamchandani, Bali Chainani, Monica Vaswani, Brian Benni, Anisha Ram, Amrit Kapai, Vishal Parvani, Shaan Patel and Dillon Patel. Photo by Juan Manuel Garcia/Tommy Garcia/Bravo

Bravo TV’s first docuseries with an all-Indian cast, returns on June 2.

Despite Indian Americans being one of the fastest growing immigrant groups in the United States, it is not very often that one gets to see an all-Indian American storyline on mainstream television. While Indians as doctors, yoga practitioners or IT guys have been making their odd presence on US TV shows, it is perhaps for the first time that viewers got to see not one or two, but stories of no less than nine young Indian American friends on TV.

Bravo’s docuseries, Family Karma, which completed a hit Season 1, was definitely unique in that aspect. Now, as it returns with a second season, there are more expectations of the series breaking newer grounds. And if the initial storyline progression is any indication, the upcoming season has plenty on offer.

The trailer for the new season got dropped on Tuesday.

There is a new entry that promises to add more to the show. A character named Monica gets introduced. Those who have been watching Family Karma would know that the new entry would make two characters named Monica in the series.

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Monica Vaswani, who has been playing the part from season 1, returns for this season. Other returning members of the cast from season 1 include Anisha Ramakrishna, Amrit Kapai, Bali Chainani and Shaan Patel. New actors joining in this season are Dillon Patel and Rish Karam.

The critically acclaimed show, which explores the personal journeys of nine young Indian American friends trying to navigate life, friendship, careers, and family, continues to bring in new twists this season.

The season would see Anisha making the decision of freezing her eggs. A culturally sensitive issue, it would be interesting to see whether her Indian family supports her decision or not.

Amrit, along with his boyfriend Nicholas, plans to settle down in Miami but not before an important first step – seeking approval from Amrit’s family matriarch – another cultural taboo breaker in the series.

But before you think that the new season is becoming more preachy – relax. There is a whole lot of fun as Brian discovers love again – this time again with a woman named Monica!

Family Karma is produced for Bravo by Truly Original with Steven Weinstock, Glenda Hersh, Lauren Eskelin, Michelle Schiefen, Lucas Howe, Swaga Deb, and Michael Meinecke serving as executive producers. Westley Harris and Ariel Algus serve as co-executive producers.

If you haven’t already, catch up on the series. It will give you a tantalizing peek into many layers of Indian American life.

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