The trailer of Vidya Balan-starrer Amazon Prime movie Sherni was officially released on Wednesday.
In the film, Vidya will essay the role of an upright Forest officer who powers through the brutal beasts of social barrier set by the patriarchal society and the lackadaisical attitudes within her department.
It is an intricately-layered story, exploring the complex issues of conflict between humankind and animals.
The two-minutes-sixteen-seconds long trailer showcases Vidya's incredible journey, set in a world full of quirky yet relatable characters. She navigates through her marriage with her rather unusual job, all this while trying to resolve the man-animal conflict.
Sharing the trailer on social media, Vidya wrote, "Be courageous. Be strong. Be fearless. It's time for the #Sherni to roar."
Check out the trailer here:
Sherni is slated to release on Amazon Prime Video on June 18, the streaming platform announced Wednesday.
Directed by Amit Masurkar of Newton fame, the upcoming drama is produced by T-Series and Abundantia Entertainment.
"Vidya Balan plays a mid-level forest officer who despite obstacles and pressures, works with her team and local allies to preserve a balance in the environment. Working with her, the amazing ensemble cast and the uber-talented crew has been an incredible experience for me," National Award-winning filmmaker Masurkar said in a statement.
"I hope that releasing Sherni on Amazon Prime Video will help this story reach a wide and diverse audience both in India and across the world," he added.
The film also features Sharad Saxena, Mukul Chaddha, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala and Neeraj Kabi in pivotal roles.
Vidya had earlier said that her character in the film is "a woman of few words but many dimensions".
"The film deals with a sensitive topic that touches upon respect, mutual understanding, and co-existence, not just between man-animal, but between humans as well," she added.
Producer Bhushan Kumar shares, "We are excited to share the trailer of our special film. Sherni is one of the most crucial films, I have been a part of 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 Sherni and I can’t wait for the world to see this unconventionally inspiring story with Vidya Balan in fine form."
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