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Disney+ Hotstar to release an exclusive prequel of TV series, ‘Anupama’

The episodes of the prequel, released over 11 days, will remain exclusively on the streaming platform and not be aired on television

Disney+ Hotstar has taken a step towards introducing viewers to a new format of television show ‘Anupama’, the platform is bringing a prequel of the popular Hindi show.

Celebrating the spirit and resilience of women, the platform is set to exclusively release a prequel of ‘Anupama’. The new series, created exclusively for the streaming platform, will offer viewers a closer look at Anupama’s life, a few years into her marriage.

The 11-episode prelude to the television series will see actor Rupali Ganguly, who plays the lead character on television, reprise her role in the digital space.

Joining her will be her on-screen husband Vanraj, played by actor Sudhanshu Pandey, as well as the entire cast from the TV series. The episodes of the prequel, released over 11 days, will remain exclusively on the platform and not be aired on television.

Gaurav Banerjee, Head, Content Disney+ Hotstar and HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star, said, “Experimenting with new formats is a norm at Disney+ Hotstar, and this vision has led to the genesis of a prequel of audience's favourite television show. Following the response of our recent titles, and the avid fan following for Anupama, we took the opportunity to further deepen their connection with the character in an all-new format. We are confident that this exciting format will resonate well with India’s series-loving fandom and make the viewers fall in love with the character once again.”

Anupama launched in July 2020 for television, is a running series that has already aired over 500 episodes that are available on both Star Plus and Disney+ Hotstar.

A Hindi adaptation of the popular Bengali series ‘Sreemoyee’, Anupama is based on the life of a Gujarati homemaker. Compassionate, loving and devoted to her family and husband, Anupama lives to serve her family, yet, rarely receives the respect she deserves. The show revolves around her struggles to find her independence and voice in life.

Offering viewers of the show a chance to understand and watch Anupama in her prime, the prequel will soon be available on Disney+ Hotstar.


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