The former Miss Universe and actress will feature next in Aarya 3 and Taali
Sushmita Sen shows off her Kalaripayattu skills while training for Aarya 3
Former Miss Universe and Bollywood actress Sushmita Sen, who recently underwent angioplasty after surviving a heart attack in March, has returned to the set for her upcoming crime thriller web series Aarya 3. She shared a video of herself learning Kalaripayattu, an armed martial art used for self-defense, for her role in the series.
Showing off her sword-fighting skills, the actress shared the video on Instagram with the caption, “You are amazing Sir #Sunil @cvn_kalari Huge love & respect for you and the Art of #kalaripayattu Here’s to us & the preparation for #aarya3 shot by @prasad_bandkar #duggadugga #sharing #cherishedmoments #bts #aaryapromo I love you guys!!!!"
Her fans couldn’t keep calm after watching the clip, and commented on the post saying “Omg, means Aarya 3 will be an action-packed series…desperately waiting for it.” Another wrote, “You are a wonder woman. You have the same energy.” Originated in Kerala, Kalaripayattu is known for its long-standing history within Indian martial arts.
She also posted a picture of herself with arms crossed over her chest, and captioned it with, “I love the principles of #martialarts Subconsciously, I actually live by them!!! I cross my arms to denote, nothing can tempt me to offend…but defend I will…so help me God!!! I love you guys!!! #sharing #belief #artofrestraint #artofunleash #duggadugga”.
Aarya, which premiered in 2020, saw Sushmita’s OTT debut, and was nominated for an International Emmy Award in the Best Drama Series category. Co-created by Ram Madhvani and Sandeep Modi, the show is an official remake of the Dutch drama series Penoza and revolves around a mother who takes over her husband's illegal business to protect her children after his death. The second season was released in 2021, while no release date has been announced for the third season of the web series. Aarya also stars Manish Chaudhari, Namit Das and Sikandar Kher.
Sushmita also recently completed the dubbing and promo shoot for the much-awaited web series Taali, in which she portrays the role of transgender activist Shreegauri Sawant. Sharing the news on Instagram, she wrote, “Finally, completed dubbing and promo shoot for our web series Taali. This beautiful team will be missed dearly…what a soulful journey it's been." The web series is set to premiere on Voot soon.