Promodome Motion Pictures’ Anarkali of Arrah featuring Swara Bhaskar in a never-seen-before role will release on March 24. Produced by Priya and Sandiip Kapur, written and directed by Avinash Das, Anarkali of Arrah revolves around an erotic singer (played by Swara Bhaskar) from Arrah in Bihar, who sings double meaning songs. She is the star performer of her troupe and is ambitious and confident of her success until a fateful day when Anarkali has a confrontation with a very powerful man of the region.
Says Swara,”Anarkali of Arrah is a very special film for me. Not just because its a relevant and topical film on an important issue but because I have never been as closely associated with the pre production and making of any film as I have been with Anarkali. Even when Avinash ji had simply narrated the idea to me I was sold. I have read every single draft he has written and I feel like I grew into the script with the script. Ive never worked so hard on any film as i have on Anarkali, I injured myself, fell sick, had a breakdown everything while filming and yet strangely i never lost faith in this project. I think we have made a very courageous film that deserves to be widely seen.”
Says Avinash, “When YouTube was just launched, I heard one sensuous and erotic number sung by Tarabano Faizabadi. She had no expression on her face and that’s how the idea of Anarkali of Arrah developed in my mind. We have witnessed several incidents related to street singers in India in the last six to seven years, which made me feel I was on the right track. Anarkali is a strong, independent woman who fights her own battle with grace. I’m thankful to producer Sandiip Kapur and Promodome Motion Pictures for their fifth and trust in me.”
The film also stars Sanjai Mishra, Pankaj Tripathy and Ishhtiaq Khan, among others.