What is so special about Alt Balaji and Zee5’s ‘Paurashpur’?

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OTTs are brewing incredible shows around the world for the last few years. India’s own homegrown OTT platforms - Alt Balaji and Zee5, are coming up with another magnificent show called ‘Paurashpur’. The show premiers on 29th December 2020.


The grandeur of ‘Paurashpur’ is clearly seen in the official teasers and trailer. It is set in the 16th century–the ancient Indian times, dealing with a 'crown and throne' feel. The title suggests ‘Paurashpur’ as the name of a fictional kingdom of the series, meaning– Purush + Pur = Kingdom of men. The series revolves around the survival of women in the kingdom of men.



Directed by Shachindra Vats, this epic-drama web-series has a multi-genre plot packed with emotions and thrill involving betrayal, lust, bloodshed, mind games, homosexuality, a transgender character, gender fights, war, and much more.


This bold web-series is starring Shilpa Shinde, Milind Soman, Annu Kapoor, Sahil Salathia, Shaheer Sheikh, Poulomi Das, Aditya Lal, Flora Saini, Anantvijay Joshi in the lead roles. This must be one of the most-loved star-cast of India involving elite actors of all the three platforms- Bollywood, Television, and web series. We see that some of the actors are playing a unique role in their careers, for the first time. Annu Kapoor’s as a misogynist and lustful king, Shilpa Shinde as a Queen, and Milind Soman as a transgender.



Milind’s transgender character ‘Boris’ is a remarkable one in India’s history of web-series. Netizens are mad over Paurashpur GIFs and #ShilpaShindeInPaurashpur is trending on Twitter.



We can’t wait to see what ‘Paurashpur’ is going to contribute to the treasury of the Indian web series. Can you?



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