“Rumour Has It” demonstrates the life of a famous person, especially when they are going through tough times. However, the opening episode is a little deflated and does not pass the acid test.
This recap of Netflix series Masaba Masaba season 1, episode 1, “Rumour Has It” contains significant spoilers.
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It starts with “24 hours ago”. Masaba is talking about how she isn’t feeling great and how she needs filters and coffee. She then tries on different outfits with her team. Rumours are flying around about her marriage in the media but she calls it gossip. Her mother then hears about the media article also brushes it off.
Gossip spreads fast
Kiara comes over to see Masaba’s collection and she likes the outfit picked. Kiara brings up the relationship rumours and Masaba dismisses it as all gossip. Already, you can sense that this is not gossip.
Masaba then sits with her therapist. They have a strange conversation about hair smell but Masaba wants to talk about her positive relationship with her husband. The therapist is very strange.
Masaba then goes for a drink with her friend Gia and they also talk about the article. Her friend jests with Masaba and jokes about the rumours flying around. Masaba decides to fight the rumour on Instagram and posts a nice photo of her and her husband and puts “Haters gonna hate”.
Neena is still fretting about the article and she’s extremely worried about what they are saying about her daughter. Masaba keeps getting voicemails from her mother. Anyway, Masaba and her husband Vinay attend a fashion awards event and they keep getting hounded regarding their supposed divorce. Episode 1 gives the price of fame in very quick succession.
At the fashion awards, Masaba introduces Vinay to her investor Dhairya. The investor has an ex-wife and it gets super awkward because she didn’t know he was divorced.
Winning an award
Masaba wins one of the fashion awards for Millennial Fashion Icon. She gets up and gives an acceptance speech. She also thanks her husband and makes a divorce joke. After the event, Vinay wants to drive separately away from the event as he has already moved out of the house. So there’s definitely marriage issues. One of Masaba’s colleagues overhears the story. Vinay tells Masaba that the truth will come out eventually and people get divorced all the time.
Vinay then drops the bombshell that his family knows about their impending divorce and he thinks it would be easier to reveal their divorce on Instagram and make it official so they control the story. They both write the post and publish it. The post talks about honesty to themselves and honesty to their fans and asking for time to heal — “Every ending is a beginning. Love doesn’t always follow a straight road”.
Late at night, Masaba meets her mother Neena and hugs her. Episode 1 demonstrates the life of a famous person, especially when they are going through tough times. However, the opening episode is a little deflated and does not pass the acid test.