Bringing one of television’s beloved characters closer to fans, Disney+ Hotstar is set to release a prequel of the popular running television series, Anupamaa. Celebrating the spirit and resilience of women, the new series, Hotstar Specials presents Anupama – Namaste America, created exclusively for the streaming platform, will offer viewers a closer look at Anupamaa’s life, a few years into her marriage.
The 11-episode will also introduce the brand-new character of Moti Baa, Anupamaa’s great-mother-in-law. Sprightly, jovial and direct, Moti Baa, played by veteran television actor Sarita Joshi, is the ‘Don’ of the Shah family as she heads it with a new matriarchal flair.
Sharing her experience of working with familiar faces on the sets of Anupama – Namaste America, actor Sarita Joshi said,
“Rupali Ganguly and I go way back, we have always shared a very special bond. Over the years, I have seen Rupali grow as an actor, and it has been an absolute pleasure to watch her metamorphize. Where she stands today is a testimony to the tremendous hard work she has put in. There is a certain performance beauty that she brings to every frame and shot she is present in. To the viewer, this becomes a beautiful and delightful watch. I feel extremely excited to work with her and director Rajan Shahi again. My proven chemistry with him and Rupali Ganguly made me doubly sure about taking up the character of Moti Baa.”
Further elaborating on her character of Moti Baa, actor Sarita Joshi said,
“With the character of Moti Baa, I wanted to bring comedy and satire while addressing critical social elements in the story. It was my way of breaking down the prejudices for the viewers to relate and connect with.”
The prequel will stream from April 25.