The Alankrita Srivastava-directed Netflix series Bombay Begums explores the dreams and desires of five women from different walks of society as they fight to survive in the maximum city. The makers dropped the trailer on Monday, which is intriguing and exciting. Starring Pooja Bhatt, Shahna Goswami, Amrita Subhash, Plabita Borthakur and Aaradhya Anand, Bombay Begum premiered on Netflix on 8 March.
According to the trailer, the series centers around Pooja Bhatt’s character Rani, and how her life unites with the other four women – Lily, Fatima, Shai and Ayesha.
While Rani and Shai are trying to create a rift in the stepmother-daughter relationship, Rani gets in Lily’s way after killing her son in a road accident. Lily, once a dancer, now asks the queen not only for money but also in society. Amidst all this, Rani’s co-worker, Fatima is struggling to find a balance between her work and career, while her husband (played by Vivek Gomber) dreams of having a child. Ayesha, who works in the queen’s office, is also trying to make her way through the professional ladder, even if it means compromising her beliefs.
The trailer of the Bombay Begums shows how five women shatter social norms and patriarchy as they prepare to win in their careers, love lives and relationships.
Written and directed by Alankrita Srivastava, Bombay Begum also stars Danish Hussain, Rahul Bose, Imad Shah and Nauheed Sirusi.
Talking about the series, Alankrita Srivastava had earlier said in a statement, “Bombay Begum is a story about Indian women that I hope will connect with women in India, and around the world. The series explores the complex journey of working Indian women who are ambitious for power and success, but also have to contend with in many other battles. This is the story of his daily Udham, the story of his dreams – sometimes buried, sometimes complete.
She said, “This is the story of the breaking of the glass ceiling, and also of the broken hearts in the process. I have tried to create a world that reflects the realities of urban working women. I hope the audience will see the characters Relate and find pieces of her own journey reflected in the story. I am excited and proud that Bombay Begum is coming on Netflix on the occasion of International Women’s Day. “