Director Alankrita Shrivastava’s next Bombay Begums, a series exploring the lives of five modern Indian women in the city of Mumbai, is all set to unveil on Netflix on International Women’s Day on March 8. The series stars Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami Amruta Subhash, Plabita Borthakur, Aadhya Anand supported by Rahul Bose, Vivek Gomber, and Danish Husain.
Alankrita is best known for her films like Lipstick Under My Burkha and Dolly Kitty Aur Vo Chamakate Sitaare, says in a press statement “The series explores the complex journey of working Indian women who are ambitious for power and success but have many other battles to fight too. It’s the story of their daily hustle, the story of their dreams – sometimes buried, sometimes fulfilled,” She also adds, “I hope audiences relate to the characters and find pieces of their own journey reflected in the story. I am excited and proud that Bombay Begums is coming on Netflix on the occasion of International Women’s Day.”
Produced by Endemol Shine India, Endeavor Content, Chernin Entertainment, the story revolves around five women across generations who wrestle with desire, ethics, personal crises, and vulnerabilities to own their ambition, in contemporary urban India. Expecting some power-packed performances from the female cast of the series. Alankrita’s last film Dolly Kitty Aur Vo Chamakate Sitaare has got a lukewarm response from the audience. Alankrita completed her Bachelor’s degree in Journalism from Lady Sriram College in Delhi and then went on to pursue a Master’s in Mass Communication from Jamia University, also in Delhi.
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Even before she completed her Master’s, she began working with eminent director Prakash Jha in 2003. Over the years, she has worked with him on multiple projects such as Gangaajal, Apaharan, Dil Dosti, Khoya Khoya Chand, Rajneeti, and finally made her debut as a director with Turning 30 in 2011.