Zoya Hussain, who made her acting debut under the aegis of Anurag Kashyap in Mukkabaaz (2017), will delight audiences with her next Grahan. The trailer for the new Hotstar Specials web series is based on Satya Vyas’ novel Chaurasi, who plays against the backdrop of the anti-Sikh riots in India in 1984 after the assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.
The actress, previously seen in Laal Kaptaan, plays an author-assisted role of policewoman Amrita Singh, who leads the SIT (Special Investigative Team) in the re-investigation of the Bokaro riots. The turn of the story comes when Amrita learns in the course of her investigation that her father Rishi Ranjan (played by Pavan Malhotra) played a prominent role in it.
Given that SIT withholds information from her and public anger at the same time, the question of whether Amrita overcomes the multiple dilemmas of fulfilling her duty forms the core of the story, which also revolves around the father-daughter relationship that preceded an unprecedented trial.
Check out the Grahan trailer here:
Zoya, who first contacted Anurag about a script she had written and wanted his feedback, has become a good actress after the Grahan trailer. She has correctly portrayed the myriad emotions of Police Superintendent Amrita Singh since she took over the helm of SIT until she discovered that the case is rooted in her own home and how she strikes the fine balance between being an honest, sincere policewoman and one daughter at the same time.
The secret of Rishi Ranjan’s involvement in the Bokaro riots and how Amrita Singh deals with it as a policewoman and as a daughter will be seen when the Grahan series on March 24th.
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