Konkona Sen Sharma


Konkona Sen Sharma, who branched out to direction with the critically acclaimed film A Death in the Gunj in 2016, is set to call the shots for yet another interesting story. But this time, for an OTT platform.

The actress-filmmaker has come on board to helm a webseries for Zee Studios Originals. The yet-to-be-titled series is based on the life of Arati Das, a young Bengali girl who ruled as the Queen of Cabaret in Kolkata. The series will also shine light on the politics of West Bengal in the 60s and 70s.

 

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Sharing some more details on the project, Konkona Sen Sharma said, “The whole era of post-partition and pre-liberalisation fascinated me! Since I am from Kolkata, I have been aware of the subject and her unique story. It’s about the fascinating life of this female protagonist who decided to live life on her own terms. It’s extremely interesting, and right up my alley. That is why I decided to make this series”.

She went on to add that the cast members for the webseries are being finalized. “We are in the process of finalising the cast. We are still developing the script and we plan to go on floors early next year. It is going to be an interesting journey!”

 

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“Filmmaking is literally in her blood. She was born into the trade and has performed admirably across disciplines, from acting, writing to directing. Over the next one year, we are working towards building a varied slate of 10-12 original shows along with direct-to-digital films,” said Ashima Avasthi, VP & Head, Zee Studios Originals.