KOLKATA: Popular Bengali general entertainment television channel Star Jalsha is set to launch its magnum opus, Aami Sirajer Begum, produced by DAG Creative Media.
Aami Sirajer Begum explores the tale of Begum Lutfunnisa, a bonded slave girl who escalated through curious ways of life to become Nawab Siraj-ud-Daulah’s most adored Begum owing to her love, loyalty, tenacity, and marvel of intelligence. Lutfunnisa remained confined within the walls of Jenana Mahal but was able to make her presence felt in the royal politics of 18th-century Bengal. With her prodigal astuteness, she guided her husband Siraj in every step to protect Bengal’s Masnad from anarchy, atrocities, and betrayal posed by foes within and outside the Royal Palace of Murshidabad.
‘The TV series will showcase an enigmatic portrayal of the Nawabi Era through captivating storytelling, intricately designed costume, jewellery, and elaborate sets. The costumes are being carefully crafted to capture Nawabi style in the then Bengal. Authentic Nawabi jewellery is being created to represent the royal beauty of the era. The set of the show will feature detailed sections like Sheesh Mahal, Raj Darbaar, Jenana Mahal, and Nawab’s personal rooms,’ read a statement.
Rana Sarkar, the poducer of the show, said, ‘Every creative talent house aspires to present a differentiated classy content that will connect with the larger audience in a big way. In Bengali television, such a grand piece has not happened for a long time. We are really excited to create this content and have been putting a lot of effort to live up to the viewers’ expectation.’
Sagnik Ghosh, Executive Vice President and Channel Head, Star Jalsha and Jalsha Movies, added, ‘Aami Sirajer Begum is an untold epic story staged in 18th-century Bengal, from which today’s Bengal can draw immense inspiration—inspiration to overcome hurdles in life, to rise against all odds. We hope to overwhelm the Bengali audience with this story.’
The makers have roped in a fresh lead pair for the show. Pallabi Dey will essay the role of Lutfunnisa, while Sean will be seen as Siraj.
Well-known actors Chandrayee Ghosh and Badshah are also part of this project. Chandrayee is essaying the role of Ghaseti Begum, and Badshah has stepped into the shoes of Mirzafar.
Aami Sirajer Begum will premiere on 10th December and will air Monday to Saturday at 9.30 PM.