Why does a simple woman become a Durga? The pressures of life often push her so much that she is left with no other option other than to strike back as Durga. New Zee Bangla serial Amar Durga is a tale of women empowerment.
Speaking about the new serial, director Babu banik said “This is the right time for the launch of this serial. Every woman has a Durga in them. When they are pushed to the limits, they bounce back and it is then that the Durga in them comes to the forefront. With this serial we are trying to showcase women empowerment”.
Sanghamitra Talukdar who will be seen as Durga said “I am a college student in the serial. My family consists of my father who is a librarian, my mother who is a housewife and an elder sister named Charu. She is a simple girl next door. However, situations lead her to become the Durga and take matters in her hands”. The actress who had worked with Acropolis Entertainment before revealed that she was having a wonderful time working with them.
Sanghamitra also said “I am a bit like the character that I play onscreen. I did not do anything spectacular in my University but yes I do protest against any wrong doings for sure. Hence, I could relate with this character quite well”.
Ritajit whose last work was in Sob Choritro Kalponik, plays the role of Anirban in the serial. “Both in real and reel life, I support women empowerment. Anirban is the youngest boy of Avirup Mukherjee who is an influential personality. He is a good student who returns back from abroad after completing his studies. He meets Durga and is struck by her ideals and personality. He develops feelings for her and supports her through thick and thin” said the actor.
Ace actor Sumantro Mukherjee will be seen in the role of Avirup Mukherjee. “My youngest son Anirban may support women empowerment but I am against it. I believe that women should stay at home, raise kids and cook for the family. Everyone in the family have always listened to my orders. This is roughly the character that I can reveal at this moment” said the actor with a smile.
The serial boasts of a stellar cast consisting of the likes of Sanghamitra Talukdar (Durga), Ritajit (Anirban), Sumantro Mukherjee (Avirup Mukherjee), Kushal Chakraborty, Nandini Chatterjee, Maitreyee and others.
Produced by Acropolis Entertainment Pvt Limited, the new serial will be aired from 18th January onwards at 8.30 pm, Monday to Saturday on Zee Bangla.