If you thought the cinema and its boxoffice was where all the competition happened, you have another ‘think’ coming.
It’s Raveena Tandon Thadani versus Sushmita Sen on the streaming platform on December 10 when Raveena’s Aranyak and Sushmita’s Aarya Season 2 will start stream simultaneously on Netflix and Disney-Hotstar,respectively.
Please note, even the titles of the two ladies’ specials Aranyak and Aarya sound similar. They are both about two strong powerful female heroes played by two of Bollywood’s long-lasting screen queens Sushmita and Raveena.Both are working mothers , roles that they play in their respective high-budgeted serials.
While Raveena plays a gritty real cop, Sushmita is cast as a ganglord’s wife forced to take over her husband’s empire.
A source from one of the two streaming giants pitching the two screens divas against one another on December 10 tells me, “It was planned this way. The two hot glam-queens of the 1990s, now the hottest yummy mummys of Bollywood in a pitched battle to the finish. It reminds us of all those feverish Friday fights at the boxoffice.”
And may the best woman win.