Disney+ Hotstar to launch crime drama Aarya, starring Sushmita Sen

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Hotstar Specials has teamed with Ram Madhvani Films (RMF) to produce crime family drama Aarya, which will stream on the Disney+ Hotstar platform from June 19. 

Co-produced by Endemol Shine, the nine-part series is an official adaptation of popular Dutch crime drama Penoza

Sushmita Sen makes her digital debut in the series, playing a matriarch who is initially reluctant to become involved in the family narcotics business. But when her family is threatened, she is forced to become a criminal in order to protect them. 

Directors Ram Madhvani, Sandeep Modi and Vinod Rawat shot the series in 360 degrees with natural lightning to give it a realistic look. Filmed in Rajasthan, the series was written by Sandeep Srivastav and Anu Singh Choudhary. 

The cast also includes Chandrachur Singh, Namit Das, Sikandar Kher, Jayant Kripalani, Sohaila Kapoor, Sugandha Garg, Maya Sareen, Vishwajeet Pradhan and Manish Chaudhary.

Hotstar Specials also include Hindi-language remakes of The Office, Hostages and Criminal Justice, as well as Mumbai-set political drama City Of Dreams, directed by Nagesh Kukunoor.