The trailer hints that Leela Paswan might have a strong connection with Ashraf Bhatkar, the protagonist from the first season, whose fate was left undisclosed in the final episode.
A still from the trailer.
The MX Player original series Ek Thi Begum 2 just dropped its trailer on its official channel on YouTube. Directed by Sachin Darekar and Vishal Modhave, the series will be available in Hindi, Marathi and Tamil. Based on a true story, the first season followed the revenge saga of a woman Ashraf Bhatkar after her husband gets killed. The second season follows Leela Paswan who has to confront the 'powerful' men who have wronged her.
The trailer hits right at the central premise of revenge. Leela Paswan’s voice booms in, “I’ve sparked the fire, the blast will happen anytime now.” Cut to a scene at a hospital, and phone conversations confirming the death of a woman. Soon enough, someone says, “Ashraf’s game is over.” We are told that Maqsood finished her off. And then comes in Leela Paswan, who is raring to wreak vengeance for the last four years. It is strongly indicated that Leela might just be Ashraf in disguise, as she says “Only my identity has changed. The determination and passion have not.” The gun-toting lady causes a stir amidst the political circle and underworld, who deduce that she has some connection with Zaheer Bhatkar (the husband of Ashraf Bhatkar, the protagonist of the first season).
Rounds are fired, plots are hatched, blood is spilled as Leela is a woman out on a kill-them-all mission. The lone woman is pitted against the forces of men from politics and the underworld. They are out to get her and each of the concerned men is eager to kill her himself. Whose fight prevails and who succeeds in their exploits at the end is what the trailer leads you to want to watch in the series.
The second season of the popular Ek Thi Begum series has a big cast that includes Anuja Sathe in the titular role along with other actors like Rajendra Shisatkar, Ankit Mohan, Vivek Aapte, Raju Aathavle, Vaibhav Ambekar, Anjali Banerjee, Ritesh Bene and Abhijeet Chavan in important roles.
Ek Thi Begum Season 2 will premiere on MX Player on March 22, 2022.