Hotstar Specials’ Aarya, the family crime drama that has recently won the hearts of several fans and Bollywood celebrities across the country. The series throws light on the character’s (Aarya) journey through her life and the decisions that she, as a mother, had to take when the family’s business fell upon her shoulders. In a recently released reimagined video, actor Sharad Kelkar narrates the story of Aarya as a true warrior caught in the biggest dilemma of her life. The music has been composed by Dhruv Ghanekar.
Ram Madhvani said, “The Bhagavad Gita is one of the reasons behind the making of Aarya. It is the value system of where Aarya stands and what helps us through life. Karm and Dharm are concepts and ways of living that we are dealing with everyday. Aarya faces them too, throughout the show and her dilemmas are shown through some of the philosophies of the Bhagavad Gita.”
Sushmita Sen added “Aarya has reaffirmed by belief that being a mother is all about being a warrior and protecting your family by all means. Aarya carries so much pain, but she internalizes it all, to fight and save her children against all odds. This reimagined animated video truly brings out the best of Aarya and highlights her journey from being a mother to a warrior”
Sharad Kelkar said, “Lending my voice to bring alive a creative vision is always a big win for me! Having heard so much about Aarya, it would have been a shame to not be a part of the show in some form. The way the story flows, one can literally feel Aarya’s burden of making choices. When I was narrating this piece, it almost took my back to my time working on movies like Baahubali – the grandeur and intensity of the narrative. The delivery in this was to be just as powerful and I wanted to make sure I made the same kind of impact with the viewer. This video is going to inspire the warrior within everyone!”
Helmed by Ram Madhvani, the world of Hotstar Specials show Aarya starts with a loving wife & doting mother (Aarya), her reluctance to be involved in the illegal narcotics family business; whose life is suddenly turned upside down, her family is threatened and, in the quest to protect them she is forced to become the very person she always avoided. She realizes that to protect her family from criminals, she herself needs to become one! Actors Sushmita Sen and Chandrachur Singh returned to the screen after a long hiatus. The show also features an ensemble cast of talented actors Namit Das, Sikandar Kher, Jayant Kripalani, Sohaila Kapoor, Sugandha Garg, Maya Sareen, Vishwajeet Pradhan and Manish Chaudhary in pivotal roles.