Zoya Hussain, who made her acting debut under the aegis of Anurag Kashyap in Mukkabaaz (2017), is all set to enthrall audiences with her next, Grahan. The trailer of the new Hotstar Specials web series is based on Satya Vyas’ novel Chaurasi, set against the backdrop of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots that broke out in India following the assassination of then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi.
Previously seen in Laal Kaptaan, the actress plays an author-backed role of a police officer Amrita Singh who leads the SIT (Special Investigative Team) in the re-inquiry of the Bokaro riots. The twist in the narrative comes when, during the course of her investigation, Amrita learns that her father Rishi Ranjan (played by Pavan Malhotra) played a prominent part in it.
Faced with the SIT withholding information from her and the public ire at the same time, whether Amrita overcomes the multiple dilemmas to uphold her duty forms the crux of the story that also revolves around the father-daughter relationship facing an unprecedented test.
Zoya, who had first approached Anurag for a script she had written and wanted his feedback, has turned out to become a fine actress, going by the Grahan trailer. She has correctly portrayed the myriad emotions felt by the Superintendent of Police Amrita Singh from the time she’s given charge of the SIT to discovering that the case has roots in her own home and how she must strike the fine balance between being an honest upright cop and a daughter at the same time.
The mystery of Rishi Ranjan’s involvement in the Bokaro riots and how Amrita Singh deals with it as a cop and as a daughter will be seen when the series Grahan drops on Disney Hotstar on June 24.