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Not because they are women oriented, I choose projects because I'm interested in the character: Ram Madhvani

Ram Madhvani opens up about Aarya Season 2 and whether he purposely picks up women oriented scripts for all his projects...

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After emerging as one of the most gripping thrillers from India with an International Emmy nomination for best drama series, Aarya is set to hit the digital scene with Season 2.

What makes it one of the most anticipated OTT series is that its trailer is rife with surprising twists.

The key question its trailer raised is – ‘Can Aarya Sareen escape her past, or will her own family betray her, yet again?’ Disney+ Hotstar, Endemol Shine India and Ram Madhvani Films are ecstatic to offer Aarya Season 2, starring Sushmita Sen in the role of an unwilling outlaw.

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Conceptualised and created for India by Ram Madhvani, the series is an official adaption of the hit Dutch series Penoza by NL Film (Banijay Group). Aarya Season 2 will be available only on Disney+ Hotstar on 10th   December 2021.

When asked about the plethora of women-oriented movies, web series being presented, and being praised by critics and fans along with the question, if OTT has contributed to this in a positive manner, Ram Madhvani said,

"This is one of the questions that has been coming my way. Neerja was also a women oriented subject, Aarya is also a woman oriented subject. I don't choose them as they are women oriented, I choose them because I'm interested in the character, in the story, by what I want to say, by the themes and I think in Season 1, it was Dharam."

He further added,

"What would you do? What are your duties? What are your responsibilities as a daughter as a wife as a mother? I think those questions were asked and in Season 2, you'll see questions which are posed to the society, as a value system because I think that's really what I'm interested in putting out. 

Sharing his views about OTT platforms and their contribution towards women oriented content, Madhvani shared,

"I don't know whether OTT has contributed towards this or not. Even television shows for many many years before OTT came in, also had women oriented content, what they are now called as 'Tele-novella' which are long running shows and series. Sometimes they used to come in the afternoon on traditional TV."

About OTT platforms making difference in the field of cinema, he says,

"No, I don't think that has made any difference. What OTT has certainly done is, it has made a lot of work available for everybody, certainly for the talent."

The second season of Aarya follows the journey of a mother combatting the dark world of crime and enemies closing in on her family and children.

Will her family continue to be her strength or will her own trustworthy people turn against her?

Sushmita Sen will be seen reprising the role of Aarya Sareen and she will be joined by actors Sikandar Kher, Vikas Kumar, Mayo Sarao, Ankur Bhatia, Akash Khurana, Dilnaz Irani amongst others.

Created by award-winning director Ram Madhvani, Aarya 2 co-produced by Endemol Shine India and Ram Madhvani Films brings to light Aarya Sareen’s journey from being powerless to fearless.

Witness Aarya’s return as the lioness’ claws come out for real for the final revenge, coming only on Disney+ Hotstar on 10 December 2021.

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