The upcoming eight-episode series will be helmed by Vikas Tiwari
Last Updated: 02.40 AM, Jul 30, 2023
Currently seen as Jasmin Lobo in Disney+ Hotstar’s Kajol-starrer legal drama television series The Trial: Pyaar Kaanoon Dhokha, Sheena Chohan will next appear as the negative lead in an upcoming web series.
The actress is best known for playing the female lead in the Mammootty-starrer 2011 Malayalam thriller film The Train, while she has also shared screen space with Madhuri Dixit in Netflix’s mystery family drama series The Fame Game and worked with National Award-winning filmmaker Buddadeb Dasgupta.
In the yet-to-be-titled series, Sheena will feature as Lilith - who, according to Mediaeval Jewish tradition, was Adam’s first wife, before Eve. An iWIL Productions presentation, the eight-episode series will be helmed by Vikas Tiwari. It’s touted as a ‘high-action, high-drama story’ that uses green screen for special effects.
Speaking about her character in the series, Sheena said, “After the intense drama of being grilled by Kajol in a courtroom battle, my next role as Lilith is a literal battle between good and evil. In six hours of screen time, my character uses make-up and prosthetics, as the team ties me using stunt ropes from the ceiling and launches me from a car to show me flying. For my role alongside Kajol, I had to prepare for the character by visiting churches. But for this new role, the preparation consists of intense stunt training and reading ancient scripts. My character is a mix of a real person and a woman with supernatural powers. Creating this fantasy was so much fun, because she is larger than life in performance, and I can’t wait for the audience to see her.”
Commenting on women-centred narratives in the digital space, Sheena, who is also a human rights ambassador, recently told OTTplay, “I think we are very lucky because there has definitely been a big change. I mean, look at it from the point of view of narratives. Men in most societies have always been seen as breadwinners, while the role of women was restricted to being a good homemaker or a good mother. But now, OTT has really helped in modernising that narrative, and the role of women onscreen have changed dramatically.”