Mumbai: Produced by Essel Vision Productions Ltd., Aghori will premiere on 22nd June 2019 and air every Saturday and Sunday at 9.30 pm on Zee TV. The channel’s next impactful weekend fiction offering, ‘Aghori’ to shatter all the stereotypes surrounding love and present a never-seen-before love story set against the fascinating backdrop of the Aghori world.
Aparna Bhosle, Business Head, Zee TV said, “Our next content offering is a weekend primetime fiction drama where we present audiences with a love story told against a truly unique, compelling canvas – a world that most people know only vaguely of but have a lot of curiosity to find out more about as they have grown up hearing all kinds of colorful folklore about – the Aghoris. It is the very first time on Indian television that a show is exploring this space. Neither is it an attempt to spread awareness about Aghori practices nor do we make claims of documenting their reality. The show takes cognizance of the fact that Aghoris could exist amongst us without our knowledge and takes off from there to narrate a fictionalized account of a seemingly ordinary man who is actually an Aghori on a mission. It follows him as he crosses paths with a woman who falls in love with him, unaware of his Aghori practice and a war between their heads and hearts that ensues as they set off on a journey of love, deceit, hidden agendas and a thirst for immortality. After our announcement of an exciting season of Dance India Dance: Battle of the Champions, we plan to further strengthen our weekend primetime line-up with this exciting fiction property.”
Shariq Patel, CEO, Essel Vision Productions Ltd said, “Breaking the clutter of love stories on Indian television, the romance of Aghori navigates its way through a very intriguing, fictionalized world of the Aghoris. Our story follows Advik, a strong-headed, well-trained student of Rudranath, an Aghori in search of immortality. On a mission to fulfil the command of his guru, Advik must get Kamakshi, a young woman born under a rare planetary alignment, to readily sacrifice her own life. The story turns dramatically interesting as this determined young Aghori has to weigh his duties to his guru against his own growing love for Kamakshi `- a woman who loves him, innocently unaware of his agenda. We have a stellar cast on board and hope to engage our audiences with this captivating concept .”
Watch the journey of Advik and Kamakshi in ‘Aghori’, starting 22nd June, every Saturday and Sunday at 9.30 pm only on Zee TV