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Exclusive! Khakee: The Bihar Chapter took Aishwarya Sushmita back to her roots

The actress plays a Bihari in the web series that is set to release soon on Netflix

Exclusive! Khakee: The Bihar Chapter took Aishwarya Sushmita back to her roots
Aishwarya Sushmita
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 01.12 PM, Nov 21, 2022


Actress Aishwarya Sushmita, who plays a Bihar village woman in the upcoming web series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, created by Neeraj Pandey, says that one of the reasons the show is close to her heart is that it took her back to her Bihari roots.

Set in Bihar between 2000 and 2006, the show revolves around a chase between police officer Amit Lodha and a deadly criminal, Chandan Mahto, at a time when the crime rate in Bihar was its highest.

Speaking to OTTplay, Aishwarya said, "This character is very special to me because, in a way, it took me back to my roots. I was born in Bihar and the family relocated to multiple places across India when I was a child because of my father job. The script of Khakee: The Bihar Chapter and the character of Meeta Devi took me back to where I was born. It reminded me of my grandmother. There is a slang that she would use when someone spoke nonsense and she wanted them to go away; she would say, 'Bhaag mujhausa!'. During the narration of the script that phrase came up, and I immediately had a connection!"

Aishwarya added that she tapped into a lot of her childhood memories to essay her role with conviction. "I used a lot of my childhood memories to play this character. For instance, I remember a house help who used to work for us. She was very talkative and lively, and I fell back on these real-life people while becoming Meeta Devi," said the actress.

Sharing more details about her character, the actress said, "Meeta Devi is interesting and funny. She comes from a very humble background and wanted to study, but never got a chance to do so. It's easy to give up on your dreams when you are underprivileged, but Meeta is ambitious; she wants to join politics, fight an election and do something for society. Even though she and I come from very different socio-cultural backgrounds, I could connect with Meeta."

The web series Khakee: The Bihar Chapter, directed by Bhav Dhulia, also stars Karan Tacker, Avinash Tiwary, Abhimanyu Singh, Jatin Sarna, Nikita Dutta and Shraddha Das. It will release on November 25 on Netflix.