By Arré Bench Jun. 18, 2020
It’s been a while since fans caught a glimpse of actor Sushmita Sen, whose last feature film released nearly a decade ago. But as a new trailer has revealed this week, the wait won’t be much longer. Sen has already been on the receiving end of praise for the new Hotstar Special “Aarya”.
It’s been a while since fans caught a glimpse of actor Sushmita Sen, whose last feature film was released nearly a decade ago. But, as a new trailer has revealed this week, the wait won’t be much longer, as Sen is back to gracing our screens with her presence — only this time she seems to have swapped out her flowing sarees from Main Hoon Na for a much more sombre look and a gun. The trailer of the new Hotstar Special “Aarya” was released earlier this week, and Sen has already been on the receiving end of praise for the way she seems to have shifted from glam to badass so effortlessly for the role.
Many saw the brief appearance as vindication for Sen’s acting prowess, which has often gone underlooked in her mainstream Bollywood appearances. Some noted in the YouTube comments that she had finally been cast in a role that does her skills justice.
A number of artists were so hooked by the trailer — and Sushmita Sen’s fierce look as the titular character — that they’ve taken to social media to share artwork inspired by the new avatar. Given the theme of the trailer, a number of these artists referenced other crime thrillers to show their appreciation for the actor’s comeback.
One artist, who goes by @sarcastic.ind on Instagram, saw similarities between Sushmita Sen’s “Aarya” and the iconic “The Godfather” trilogy — a comparison that Sen has also made in a recent interview — especially given that the trailer seems to indicate that the plot revolves around a family-run crime syndicate.