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My kids are excited to see me on Netflix, says Raveena Tandon about her show Aranyak

The actress plays a police officer who juggles her professional and personal life in the series.

Keyur Seta

At an online event, Netflix recently revealed that Raveena Tandon would be making her web-series debut in Aranyak.

The actress plays the role of a police officer, Kasturi Dogra, in the series. “Like all Indian women, she multitasks,” said the actress at the event. “She looks after the house as well as her profession. She listens to her in-laws but she also wants to progress in her career. I think a lot of you women here will identify with that conflict.”

She added, “Like, right now I am talking to you but I have to rush as my daughter’s prelims are going on. She [Kasturi] wants to progress in her career but because of her kids’ education, she sometimes goes into the shadows. Her luck is that things keep happening with her and she just can’t help but get involved. Like other women, she has an inner strength to balance everything,” she said. 

Directed by Vinay Waikul, Aranyak is a mysterious saga about a foreign teenage tourist disappearing from a town in Himachal Pradesh. Kasturi is given the task of working on the case. The show also stars Parambrata Chatterjee, Ashutosh Rana, Zakir Hussain and Meghna Malik. It is being produced jointly by Roy Kapur Films and Ramesh Sippy Entertainment. 

Speaking about her association with the platform, Tandon said, “Being with the Netflix family has always been a joy. We always see their shows at home. Along with my friends, my kids are excited that mom is going to be on Netflix. This is a pretty cool thing for them as well.” 

The unit of Aranyak shot in real locations of Himachal Pradesh when the COVID-19 pandemic was in full swing. “We shot in extreme weather amid the pandemic. We have been hearing about other shoots being forced to pack up because of [COVID] cases. But we were in Himachal for nearly three months. Our safety protocols were so to the point that we had a schedule of full three months without an incident,” said Tandon.

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