Amazon Prime Video has released the trailer of the much-awaited Hindi film Sherni, which will have a special premiere on June 18 in 240+ countries across the world on the streaming service. In the film, Vidya Balan will be seen playing the lead role as Vidya, a conscientious female forest officer who cracks down on the ruthless animals left behind by a patriarchal society to break social barriers and the lax attitude prevailing in her own department. The thrilling trailer traces the amazing journey of Vidya Balan as she navigates a world filled with quirky yet relatable characters. In this journey, Vidya has to switch between her unusual duty and married life, trying to resolve the conflict between humans and animals.
Vidya Balan’s lioness
Produced by T-Series and Abandonshiya Entertainment, this must-watch drama film is anchored by Newton-fame director Amit Masurkar, graced with his trademark satire. The film also features a strong mix of actors like Sharad Saxena, Mukul Chadha, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala and Neeraj Kabi.
Commenting on working on this unconventional entertainer, Amit Masurkar, Prolific director, said, “The story of the lioness has many complex levels, which explores the complex issues surrounding the conflict between humans and animals. Vidya Balan plays the role of a mid-level female forest officer who works towards balancing the environment with her team and local people against all odds and pressures. It was a wonderful experience working with Vidya, the amazing cast and classy crew. I hope that the release of Lioness on Amazon Prime Video will help this story reach a wide and diverse audience across the globe, including India.”
Sharing her excitement at the launch of the trailer, Versatile actress Vidya Balan said, “Ever since I first heard the story of the lioness, I found the world very captivating and interesting. I have forgotten my mind! Along with this, the character of Vidya that I am playing, is a very talkative but multi-dimensional woman. The film takes up a sensitive subject that is based on respect, mutual understanding and co-existence not only between humans and animals, but also between humans and humans. It gives me immense pleasure to present this unique character and amazing story to a global audience through Amazon Prime Video and look forward to engaging audiences across the globe in an unexpected way.”
Producer Bhushan Kumar says, “We are excited to share the trailer of our special film. Lioness is one of the most important films, I have been a part of a film which I feel is the need of the hour. I can’t wait for the audience to experience it.”
Producer Vikram Malhotra adds, “I am extremely proud to be a part of Lioness and can’t wait to bring this unconventional inspiring story to the world in its finest form with Vidya Balan.”
Prime members in India and 240+ other countries and territories can stream Lioness exclusively on Amazon Prime Video starting June 18.