On Monday, Netflix has released the first trailer for their upcoming web series, ‘Bombay Begums’. The ensemble cast comprising of Pooja Bhatt, Shahana Goswami, Plabita Borthakur, Amruta Subhash, and Aadhya Anand, bring to life a story of ambition, struggle for power, and vulnerability.
The trailer follows the story of 5 women belonging to 5 different worlds with 5 different perspectives. The 5 ‘Begums’ find themselves racing and facing obstacles threatening to pull them down. ‘Bombay Begums’ tells a very relevant and unconventional story of women uplifting women through situations that will surely strike a chord with every Indian woman. It follows the lives of five women living and hustling in Mumbai, the city of dreams, as they break societal shackles and glass ceilings to conquer love, careers & relationships by standing up for each other.
While Pooja plays a businesswoman, Amruta is a bar dancer yearning for a life of respect. Shahana plays a woman hoping to climb the corporate ladder when an unexpected pregnancy throws a wrench into her plans.
The series is written and directed by Alankrita Shrivastava, who is known for films such as ‘Lipstick Under My Burkha’, and ‘Dolly, Kitty Aur Woh Chamakte Sitaare’.
Alankrita had earlier said, “Bombay Begums is a story about Indian women that I hope women in India and across the world will connect with. The series explores the complex journey of working Indian women who are ambitious for power and success but have many other battles to fight too. It’s the story of their daily hustle, the story of their dreams sometimes buried, sometimes fulfilled,” she added.