At a time when Netflix and Amazon Prime are constantly making announcements on their upcoming shows, Disney + Hotstar had largely remained dormant after their initial collaboration announcement. However, they are back on the marquee with some interesting shows up their sleeve, and the first set will open up with Sushmita Sen’s series Aarya, which is directed by Ram Madhvani of Neerja fame.
The trailer of Aarya has just dropped today, and it does prove to be an intriguing series that puts a good wife to test, as she enters the criminal world after her husband is assassinated. The fight for truth and survival also includes the pressure to bring up her 3 kids, who are all of different ages. The trailer which starts off on a quiet note, slowly reveals the bangs that the show will bring, with many characters coming into play from all sides.
For those of you who haven’t realized it yet, Aarya is a remake of Penoza, the Dutch show which had aired for 5 seasons. The series starred Monic Hendrickz playing the role which Sen is essaying now, and was a big hit. Penoza was also remade as an American series, known as Red Widow. However, the lukewarm response to the second version made ABC cancel it after one season.
Sushmita Sen’s Aarya is expected to bring in some interest thanks to the lockdown and the return of the successful actress. The series drops on the platform on the 19th of June.