Aarya is an upcoming crime drama series created by filmmaker Ram Madhvani. Both Sushmita and Chandrachur are returning to the screen after a long hiatus.
Aarya is an upcoming crime drama series created by Ram Madhvani who is best known for directing Sonam Kapoor’s Neerja. Aarya is based on the Dutch drama series Penoza by Pieter Bart Korthuis. The show is produced by Endemol Shine India and Madhavani’s Ram Madhavani Films. Madhvani has co-directed the series with Sandeep Modi and Vinod Rawat.
The trailer of the series was released on 5 June 2020 and received tremendous response from the audience. On 15 June 2020, the trailer crossed 25 million views.
There is no stopping!#Aarya trailer hits 25 Million views!#TeamAarya🙏🏻@thesushmitasen #ChandrachurSingh @RamKMadhvani #AmitaMadhvani @DisneyplusHSVIP @EndemolShineIND @sandeep_modi @vinod_rawat @RheaPrabhu @dasnamit @sikandarkher @ManishC_Actor @AnkBhatia #AlexxONell pic.twitter.com/2VUOAp5rGj
— Ram Madhvani Films (@OfficialRMFilms) June 15, 2020
Aarya web series cast
Aarya marks the comeback of both Sushmita Sen and Chandrachur Singh. The series also stars big names like Sikander Kher, Ankur Bhatia and Manish Choudhary. Here’s a look at the cast of Aarya:
- Sushmita Sen as Aarya Sareen
- Chandrachur Singh as Tej Sareen
- Sikander Kher as Daulat
- Ankur Bhatia as Sangram
- Alexx ONell as Bob
- Namit Das as Jawahar
- Manish Choudhary as Shekawat
- Virti Vaghani as Arundati
- Viren Vazirani as Veer Sareen
- Pratyaksh Panwar as Adi
- Sugandha Gard as Hina
- Priyasha Bhardwaj as Soundarya
- Sohaila Kapur as Rajeshwari
- Jayant Kripalani as Zorawar
- Maya Sarao as Maya
- Vishwajeet Pradhan as Sampat
- Vikas Kumar as ACP Khan
- Jagish Purohit as Bhairon Singh
- Flora Saini as Rads
Aarya web series: what the lead star cast is saying about it
Talking about the series, Sushmita Sen said that she had to unlearn everything to play the lead role of Aarya in the series due to the authenticity of the writing, the setting, the costumes. She said, “I come from a larger-than-life screen. We are used to everything being dramatic. Our dialogues are delivered a certain way. Our make-up is done in a certain way. But with Ram Madhvani and with Aarya, I had to unlearn everything.”
She added, “I had to learn how to go from a larger than life screen to an intimate screen since OTT is an intimate platform. It was a 360-degree approach to play Aarya. His (Ram Madhvani) technique of shooting Aarya was that a full day of shooting goes on. There are no cuts, no over-shoulder, no close-ups. I haven’t looked at the monitor even once to see how I was looking.”
Chandrachur Singh who is also making a comeback to the screen said, “On the sets of Aarya, we were addressed as our characters, both, on and off camera. That was Ram’s way of keeping us in character. When we walked on the set, we were addressed like ‘Tej walks on the set’ or ‘Aarya walks on the set’. Everyone on the set was so passionate that we just had to feed off each other’s energy. Also, all the tears and everything that you see in the series is real. There is no glycerine used. It is like one long scene happening, so you get involved in it entirely.”
What Aarya is all about? Plot and storyline
Sushmita Sen is in a titular role of Aarya Sareen. Aarya is a thriller crime drama. The official plotline reads, “When her world suddenly turns upside down, will Aarya become the very thing she hated? How far will she go to survive and protect her family?”
Sushmita plays a woman will go to any lengths to protect her children and home, even if it means taking the path of the crime she hated throughout her life. Sushmita is a wife of a pharmaceutics tycoon (Chandrachud Singh) and mother of three. She is pushed into the world of crime when her husband’s real business is revealed to her. Her husband has been running a drug cartel under the guise of his business, along with his business partner (Namit Das) and her brother (Ankur Bhatia).
Aarya enters into the world of crime when her husband is left fighting for his life after a murder attempt. She takes over the reins of her husband’s business, and in the meanwhile, also plots to seek revenge from the people who attempted to murder her husband. Whether she is successful in her plan, and whether she pursues her life of crime forms the rest of the story.
Aarya to stream on Hotstar+ VIP
Aarya will be out on Disney+ Hotstar on June 19. It is a 9 episode web series full of thrill and suspense. The expectations are high and Hotstar has delivered some interesting shows in the thriller genre like Special Ops, Hostages etc.