Konkona Sen Sharma has been a popular Bollywood actor who has been known for the strong roles she has played till now. She was not just beautiful but also holds quite a promising hold in the industry. The talented actress is all set to make her digital directorial debut with an upcoming web series based on the life of Arati Das, better known as Miss Shefali.
Chronicling the life of a young Bengali girl who was the ruler of the world of Cabaret and was even addressed as Queen of Cabaret in Kolkata, the series will be produced under the Zee Studio banner. The story and incidences of the series will also be mirroring the politics of West Bengal in the ’60s and ’70s along with sailing through her life journey.
Talking about the same, Konkona 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 ally. That is why I decided to make this series.”
The director has also said that the casting is underway. Further adding, Sen said, “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 said that the team is highly delighted to partner with Konkona for the upcoming series.
Konkona further said, “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 curate stories that remain untold across genres such as biopics, crime thrillers, light-hearted comedies, slice of life dramas, dark comedies among others.”
Konkona made her Bollywood film directorial debut with 2017’s A Death in the Gunj.