Konkona Sen Sharma to direct web series chronicling life of ‘Queen of Cabaret’


MUMBAI: Konkona Sen Sharma is all set to make her directorial debut with a series based 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 Kolkata.

The Zee Studio-produced series will also mirror politics of West Bengal in the '60s and '70s through her life journey.

Konkana made her directorial debut with the thriller, "A Death in the Gunj" in 2016. Two years after her successful debut, she returns with yet another project in the form of a web series.

"The whole era of post-Partition and pre-liberalisation fascinated me. Since I am from Kolkata, I have been aware of the subject and her unique story”, Konkona said in a statement.

"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," she added.

"We will focus on specially curated stories that remain untold across genres such as biopics, crime thrillers, light-hearted comedies, a slice of life dramas, dark comedies among others," she said.

Ashima Avasthi, VP & Head, Zee Studios Originals said the team is delighted to partner with Konkona for the show.

Konkana further confirms that they are still developing the script and will soon be finalising the cast.

As per the report, the film will go on floors early next year.

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