Zee Studios signs Konkona Sen Sharma to direct web show

  The show will chronicle the life of Arati Das, known as the ‘Queen of Cabaret’ in Kolkata, and will also mirror West Bengal politics of the 1960s and 70s

by exchange4media Staff
Published - Aug 19, 2019 2:27 PM Updated: Aug 19, 2019 2:27 PM
Konkona Sen Sharma

Zee Studios has signed award-winning actor-director Konkona Sen Sharma to direct a web show, based on the fascinating life of Arati Das, better known as Misss Shefali.

Chronicling the life of a young, fascinating Bengali girl who ruled as the ‘Queen of Cabaret’ in Kolkata, this series will also mirror politics of West Bengal in the 1960s and 70s through the narrative of her life’s journey.

Speaking on the new show, director Sen Sharma said, “The whole era of post-partition and pre-liberalisation fascinated me! Since I am from Kolkata, I have been aware of the subject and her unique story. It's about the fascinating life of this female protagonist who decided to live life on her own terms, it's extremely interesting, and right up my alley. That is why I decided to make this series. We are in the process of finalising the cast. We are still developing the script and we plan to go on floors early next year.  It is going to be an interesting journey."

Ashima Avasthi, VP & Head, Zee Studios Originals, added, “We are delighted to partner with Konkona on our web show. Filmmaking is literally in her blood. She was born into the trade, and has performed admirably across disciplines, from acting, writing to directing. Over the next one year, we are working towards building a varied slate of 10-12 original shows along with direct-to-digital films. We will focus on especially curated stories that remain untold across genres such as biopics, crime thrillers, light-hearted comedies, slice of life dramas, dark comedies among others.”

Produced by Zee Studios, the show is being developed now, casting will begin soon.

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