Charithra Chandran, one of the leads of season 2 of the Bridgerton series is teaming up with comedian Lilly Singh for a new series, Arzu. The drama series will be the adaptation of a novel by the same name, written by Mumbai-based author Riva Razdan.
Writer Geetika Lizardi, whose writing credits include “Bridgerton,” “Mira, Royal Detective” and “Outsourced,” would write the series and helm it. The project is the result of a deal between Blink49 Studios and the Canadian YouTuber's Unicorn Island Productions.
Arzu follows a heiress from Mumbai, who lands in New York after escaping a scandal. She wishes to live life on her own terms at the risk of throwing away her chances of entering New York's glamorous high society. While Chandran and Lizardi will also executive produce, Lilly Singh will be executive producing the series under Unicorn Island Productions, along with Polly Auritt. Carolyn Newman and Virginia Rankin will produce under Blink49 Studios.
“I’m delighted to be part of a show that is full of glamour, romance and drama that also fearlessly touches on societal issues. It has been a dream working with Blink49 and Unicorn Island Productions as well as being reunited with Geetika on this. Excited for the world to see it,” Chandran told Variety.
“Arzu is sexy, surprising, and subverts the limited South Asian stereotypes we’ve grown all too accustomed to seeing,” Singh said.