Among the most awaited internet set of 2021 Bombay Begums premiered on Netflix on March 8, 2021. However, the drama web series is now the newest victim of internet piracy. Within hours of its premiere on Netflix, Bombay Begums got leaked for free download on several illegal piracy websites and Telegram channels. Tamilrockers and Movierulz were the leading sites to escape the series led by Alankrita Shrivastava.
Aside from piracy sites, many Telegram channels also have leaked the series for complimentary download. The consumers are circulating the downloading links through messaging apps like Whatsapp and Messanger.
Netflix is currently struggling in India and these leaks are making things worse for the digital streaming giant. The flow would affect the official viewership, causing a big loss to makers and Netflix.
Bombay Begums Season 2 Release Date
‘Bombay Begums’ season 1 was released on March 8, 2021, on Netflix. The season includes six episodes with an average charge of 45 minutes. All of the episodes dropped on precisely the same day. Concerning the next season, there hasn’t been any official announcement from Netflix yet. The makers of this show have also not mentioned if the series was renewed or canceled for another season. But upon its release, the show was praised because of its story and the powerful performances by the lead actors. The launch of season 1 collaborated with Women’s afternoon — a production plan which furthers its origin for a female-centric show.
Also, the episodes of this show are named after literary works by famous women authors. While the renewal of a second season is yet to materialize, Shrivastava expressed her desire to produce stories about girls and the intricacies of the own lives. She said in an interview using The Hindu,” that I think I’m interested in people who don’t have it all. I have nothing to say or examine an upper-caste, cis-gender man. At this time I am quite pleased to focus on more stories about women, their thoughts, their lives, and their complexities.”
Given the positive answer and Netflix’s increasing attention towards material with strong female characters, there’s a possibility that Bombay Begums’ could be renewed for a second season. Having said that, we could assume that the production and development process will take substantial time, given the continuing pandemic situation. Accordingly, we can expect ‘Bombay Begums’ season two, should it be renewed this year, to launch sometime in late 2022.
Bombay Begums Star cast
The show marks the comeback of celebrity Pooja Bhatt who was last seen in Sadak 2 (2020). The show also stars gifted names like Shahana Goswami, Rahul Bose, and Amruta Subhash. Here’s a look at the star cast:
- Pooja Bhatt as Rani
- Shahana Goswami as Fatima
- Amruta Subhash as Lily
- Plabita Borthakur as Ayesha
- Rahul Bose as Mahesh Rao
- Imaad Shah
- Vivek Gomber as Arijay, Fatima’s husband
- Nauheed Cyrusi
Bombay Begums Season 2 Plot: What can It be About?
Rani and her husband rush Shai into the hospital after the adolescent returned from a bad night of drug-laced partying. Lily’s lover asks her if she wishes to visit Dubai. Lily is pleased with this information and requests Rani to help her out by blackmailing her. Ayesha is adamant about not devoting the complaint against Deepak, who turns out to be a sexual predator. Ayesha wants Lily to not give up on the dreams of starting the factory. The concluding episode of the first season enables Rani and Shai to bond together. Deepak is arrested but informs the authorities that Rani’s kid has conducted a sexual worker’s son with his vehicle. The police arrive at Rani’s place.
We can expect the storyline of the second season to adhere to these improvements. It remains to be seen just how Lily can restart life together with her brand new factory’Lily Metals.’ Ayesha’s headstrong approach might be explored further as she wants to grow through her own identity. The aftermath of Fatima and Arijay’s breakup may be a narrative thread to be on the watch for. Shai and Rani have devised a much better relationship, which may be the start of a new life for them. However, law enforcement will possibly play spoilsport because they have reached Rani’s home to apprehend her step-son. Essentially, the next season may usher new chapters from the main characters’ lives.