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Konkona Sensharma show on Shefali

Chronicling the life of a young Bengali girl who ruled as the “Queen of Cabaret” in Calcutta, the series will also mirror Bengal politics in the 60s and 70s through her life journey

  • Published 21.08.19, 5:13 PM
  • Updated 21.08.19, 5:13 PM
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Konkona Sensharma (Wikimedia Commons)

Konkona Sensharma has been signed by Zee Studios to direct a web show on the life of Arati Das, better known as Miss Shefali.

Chronicling the life of a young Bengali girl who ruled as the “Queen of Cabaret” in Calcutta, the series will also mirror Bengal politics in the 60s and 70s through her life journey.

Konkona, who made her feature film directorial debut in 2017 with A Death in the Gunj, said: “The whole era of post-Partition and pre-liberalisation fascinated me. Since I am from Calcutta, 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.”

Casting for the series is underway, she added: “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, vice-president and head, Zee Studios Originals, said the team is delighted to partner with Konkona.