March 04 : Raveena Tandon is all set to make her digital debut with Netflix original series Aranyak. Based in Himachal Pradesh, Aranyak is an intriguing story of mystery and a bloodthirsty entity in the forest.
On Thursday, Netflix announced a complete slate of its new releases in 2021, and Aranyak is one of them to start streaming soon. Raveena plays Kasturi Dogra, who struggles to balance her personal and professional life like many other women. Aranyak is the story of two cops on a journey to find a missing tourist in Himachal, who eventually discover a bloodthirsty entity in the forest.
Sharing a picture of herself from the series on her Instagram profile, Raveena wrote, “Pesh karte hai, Netflix and LITERAL CHILLS I’m happy to announce I will be part of the @netflix_in Original Series Aranyak that follows two cops on a journey to find a missing tourist and revives the myth of a bloodthirsty entity in the forest.”
In another post, the popular Bollywood actor of the 1990s wrote, “In the deepest woods, where light can't find the ground, we're on a quest to find a killer. #Aranyak coming soon on @netflix_in!”
Speaking at a special event of Netflix, the 46-year-old actress described Aranyak as an intriguing series which traces the journey of her character, cop Kasturi Dogra, who has incredible strength, and is trying her level best in a man’s world. The way she proved herself better than anyone else, is what attracted Raveena to the show. In the series, Tandon as a cop will be seen joining hands with her city-bred replacement Angad, played by Parambrata Chatterjee, to find a foreign teenage tourist who disappears in a Himalayan town.
Directed by Vinay Vyakul, the series is produced by Roy Kapur Films and Ramesh Sippy Entertainment.
After the lockdown last year, Raveena and the team of Aranyak shot the show in a marathon three-month schedule when the pandemic was still at its peak.
Raveena said that with the arrival of the digital medium, many strong women-oriented shows are coming up and being liked by the viewers. “With a global platform like Netflix coming in...gives us an opportunity to explore untold stories, different format, experiment with cinema. Even the way they view an Indian woman, their perspective has changed,” Raveena added.