Created by filmmaker Ram Madhvani, web series Aarya has finally started streaming on Disney+ Hotstar. It marks the return of Bollywood diva Sushmita Sen after a gap of five years. She was last seen in Bengali movie Nirbaak. The web series also stars Chandrachur Singh, Sikandar Kher, Ankur Bhatia and Namit Das among others. Aarya tells the story of a woman whose husband is involved in the narcotics trade and is one day shot dead by his competitors. From here on, she takes charge of the family business and makes sure she protects her three children from the enemies.
Ever since Aarya was announced, Sushmita has been quite excited about its release. She has been sharing photos and videos from the sets of Aarya. In one of the videos, the actor shares what she likes about her character Aarya. “What I like the most about her is, you can’t put her under any definition, she is as raw as any other human emotion,” Sen said.
Neerja fame Ram Madhvani got the idea of making Aarya after watching Dutch series Penoza nine years ago. After struggling on how to adapt it for the Indian audience for many years, he got the idea for its Hindi adaptation while travelling on a train. “I was travelling on a train and I asked the TC what are these flowers outside the window. He told me those are opium fields. That’s when it occurred to me how to root this. I said now I know how to make it culturally in an Indian context,” Madvani shared while talking about Aarya’s inception in a making video.