After films like Silvat, Dobaara, Yours Truly, Cabaret and The Sholay Girl among others, ZEE5 is back with yet another Original film titled Badnaam Gali. The poster of the film featuring Patralekhaa with a baby bump created a lot of intrigues. The film that is streaming now deals with the subject of surrogacy and the taboo attached to it. It celebrates motherhood and encompasses the journey of a surrogate mother played by Patralekhaa and her dynamic relationship with people around her.
Badnaam Gali is directed by filmmaker Ashwin Shetty and also stars Divyendu Sharmaa. This film will mark his second stint on the web space after the Amazon Prime Original series, Mirzapur where he impressed fans with his character of Munna Bhaiya.
Sharing her experience, Patralekha said, “The pivot of the film is surrogacy, but it is a light-hearted, breezy film. I essay the role of Noyonika and I relate to her as she is not affected by what people think or talk about her. Badnaam Gali is a special film which releases as a lead up to Mother’s Day and audiences will definitely enjoy watching it. I am excited about the release of the film on a digital platform like ZEE5 as it has the potential to reach viewers far and wide.”
Talking about being part of the film, Divyendu said, “I had a fantastic time shooting for Badnaam Gali and it is the first time where I got a chance to play the role of a Punjabi boy, Randeep. I am an avid fan of cricket so I instantly benchmarked Yuvraj Singh as a reference point for this role. I watched some of his interviews to catch his Hindi-Punjabi diction, choice of words and mannerisms. All aspects of putting this film together were exciting and I absolutely cannot wait for the audience to watch it on ZEE5 and share their feedback.”
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India said, “At ZEE5, our endeavour is to present a holistic library of content where everyone can find something interesting to watch. Badnaam Gali, a completely fresh take on motherhood. The launch has been timed perfectly around Mother’s Day and can definitely be enjoyed by the entire family and leaves them with the message of #JudgeKarnaManaHai.”
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