Kolkata: The seductress of Bengali cinema Paoli Dam is all set to make her debut on Hindi small screen with Sujoy Ghosh’s TV series ‘Mirchi Malini’ for Star Plus.
She is shooting for this TV series in Kolkata and the series will air on Star Plus as festival special in October. Paoli started off her career with Bengali TV serial Jibon Niye Khela in 2004.
Paoli made her film debut with ‘Teen Yaari Katha’ and gradually rose to become one of the finest Bengali actresses of Tollywood. She made her Hindi debut with ‘Hate Story’ where she plays a journalist in the film.. She is known for her bold roles in films and this dusky beauty has never shied away from exposing on screen.
‘Mirchi Malini’ shows Paoli Dam playing the title role of Malini who is actually a food- taster. The TV series is a murder mystery with five people that includes Akshay Oberoi, Shraddha Das, Rukhsar, Tara Alisha Berry and Neha Chauhan.
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The maker of the iconic suspense film ‘Kahaani’ Sujoy Ghosh is the producer of this TV series. He is making three short films for Star Plus. Mirchi Malini is first of this and is shot entirely in Kolkata. Mirchi Malini is directed by Pratim Das Gupta and Sujoy is personally monitoring the project. ‘Mirchi Malini’ stars five ladies in the story and the only guy among them is Akshay Oberoi, who has done films like Fitoor and Laal Rang. Along with Akshay, is actress Shraddha Das who has many South Indian films. She will be seen on small screen for the first time.
All the actors have wrapped up the shoot of the series in Kolkata. Now Sujoy and his team will start work on his next series that will also be shot in Kolkata. The next one will be shot in Goa. So the Bollywood filmmaker is all set to start a new innings on small screen with these short films. These short films are something on the lines of Star Bestsellers and Rishtey that use to come on TV in late 90s. It looks like the format is making a comeback.