Ram Madhvani’s hit Disney+ Hotstar series, Aarya, returns for a third season and is currently being scripted.
The series is an adaptation of the Dutch show Penoza, in which a woman has to join a mafia gang and avenge her murdered husband. The series is directed by former Miss Universe and top Bollywood star Sushmita Sen, for whom Season 1 was a triumphant comeback after a five year hiatus due to illness. She plays the title role of Aarya Sareen, a wild mother who must protect her family from the crime world.
The first season was nominated for Best Drama Series at the International Emmy Awards. The Hotstar Special is produced by Endemol Shine India and Ram Madhvani Films.
Sen said, “It’s a new dawn for Aarya Sareen, and she’s wild. In Season 3, she goes places and begins her own story, free from the obstacles of her past. Reprising the role of Aarya is like stepping into old jeans, but for a brand new journey. It feels great to be back with Ram Madhvani and the Disney+ Hotstar team, I can’t wait to return the love and appreciation that viewers have thrown at Aarya. ”
Madhvani said, “Disney+ Hotstar has been a great partner in building ‘Aarya’ for two seasons and we’re excited to be working with them again for another season. The journey of compelling story development, thrills and family love has begun and we are sure this will once again leave audiences wanting more. The stakes only get higher from here. It’s great to be back with Sushmita Sen and co-producer Amita Madhvani and the entire team at Ram Madhvani Films.”
Gaurav Banerjee, Head, Content, Disney+ Hotstar, added: “Having been nominated for last year’s International Emmy Awards, ‘Aarya’ is a crown jewel of Disney+ Hotstar. Since its first season, the show has truly changed everything, redefining Indian storytelling with women breaking stereotypes. We have received immense love and appreciation from viewers for the first two seasons, coupled with great anticipation for what follows. We look forward to using the narrative of Season 3 to reveal what happens next.”
https://variety.com/2022/tv/asia/sushmita-sen-aarya-season-3-disney-hotstar-1235308481/ Sushmita Sen returns in Season 3 of Emmy-nominated Aarya