Hotstar Specials in conjunction with RMF (Ram Madhvani Films) is set to launch Aarya – a story where organised crime is the daily family business and betrayal runs deep. The world of Hotstar Specials show Aarya starts with a loving wife and doting mother (Aarya), her reluctance to be involved in the illegal narcotics family business; whose life is suddenly turned upside down, her family is threatened and, in the quest to protect them she is forced to become the very person she always avoided. She realizes that to protect her family from criminals, she herself needs to become one.
Former Miss Universe and actor Sushmita Sen makes her digital debut as the protagonist in this titular show, after staying away from the spotlight for over a decade. Popular actor Chandrachur Singh also returns to the screen in this riveting story. The show also features an ensemble cast of talented actors Namit Das, Sikandar Kher, Jayant Kripalani, Sohaila Kapoor, Sugandha Garg, Maya Sareen, Vishwajeet Pradhan and Manish Chaudhary in pivotal roles. Co-produced by Endemol Shine, Aarya is an official adaptation of popular Dutch crime-drama Penoza.
Directors Ram Madhvani, Sandeep Modi and Vinod Rawat have shot the entire series in 360 degrees system with natural lighting that gives the show a real, believable look – a first for digital content. Writers Sandeep Srivastav and Anu Singh Choudhary have highlighted the dichotomy of familial relationships that’s riddled with betrayal and deceit. Shot amidst the opulence of Rajasthan, Aarya showcases a contemporary India with a strong take on women in power roles. Hotstar Specials presents Aarya is slated to release on June 19, 2020 only on Disney+ Hotstar VIP.
Madhvani said, “The world of Aarya is a complex web of emotions, twisted family bonds and betrayal at the heart of it all. It’s a bold and strong narrative that takes it beyond the spectrum of a crime-drama. Every character has a purpose in Aarya’s journey as she goes from being a homemaker to a hardened criminal. I spent many years trying to build this world brick-by-brick but I didn’t do it alone - 588 others from the cast and crew have built this show from ground up! I am thankful to the team at Hotstar Specials who have helped us bring this vision of Aarya to life; and to the immense talents of both Sushmita Sen and Chandrachur Singh and to all our actors. It’s going to be an unpredictable but refreshing watch.”
The trailer of Aarya: