The upcoming Addatimes series Nandini, starring Ritabhari Chakraborty, Debjani Chatterjee, Kinjal Nanda, Suhotra Mukhopadhyay, Sweta Bhattacharya, Sandip Bhattacharya and Alivia Sarkar, is a story about a pregnant woman named Snigdha (played by Ritabhari Chakraborty). Happiness blooms in the air and in every corner of the home as the descendant of the family is about to arrive. But Snigdha’s world turns upside down when her doctor finds out that the child in her womb is not going to live and as a result, she needs to abort the child. At midnight, when everyone is asleep, Snighda’s telephone rings and a child’s voice tells her: “Mother, I am not dead, I am still alive.” What happens next forms the crux of the story.
(l-r) Sweta, Alivia, Suhotra
“I am pretty sure that every mother can relate to Nandini as the struggle they go through is somewhat similar for their child and themselves. I am very excited about my web debut. I have given everything. It has been a very challenging role for me as I was playing the role of a pregnant woman. I tried to learn, understand, absorb, portray, perform and live with that. I just hope I did justice,” said Ritabhari.
“For a long time, I was looking for a story for my film. My wife gave me the novel by Sayantani Putatunda. After reading the novel I started writing the script. When we were discussing the lead cast the first name that came to my mind was Ritabhari. Ritabhari is very passionate and dedicated towards her work. During the shoot she would follow every minute detail given by me and execute them accordingly,” said director Falak Mir.
(l-r) Debjani, Kinjal
The series marks Ritabhari’s web debut. Snigdha’s life revolves around her family where Debjani Chatterjee plays the role of her mother-in-law, Sandip Bhattacharya plays the role of her father-in-law and Kinjal Nanda plays her husband. Other integral characters of the film are Suhotra Mukhopadhyay, Sweta Bhattacharya and Alivia Sarkar.
Based on Sayantani Putatundu’s novel of the same name, Nandini, directed by Falak Mir, is slated to stream from October 15.