“Rishton ke bhi roop badalte hain!” But who knew the saas-bahus of Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo could be this bold and would change the game! Disney+ Hotstar released a teaser capturing the hatke saas-bahus (and beti!) This new era of these familial ties will showcase four women running a business empire, shattering misconceptions and not just playing the power game, but owning it! Produced by Maddock Films, Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo will stream on Disney+ Hotstar from 5th May 2023 onwards. Led by a fabulous female cast including Dimple Kapadia, Radhika Madan, Angira Dhar, and Isha Talwar along with a talented ensemble comprising Ashish Verma, Varun Mitra, Udit Arora, Deepak Dobriyal and Monica Dogra amongst others, the show is helmed by ardent director and creator Homi Adajania.
Dimple Kapadia said, “Saas Bahu Aur Flamingo is difficult for me to explain as a journey because it’s not like anything I have seen or done before. When tragedy strikes and the world turns its back on her, Savitri doesn’t curl up and die but rises from the ashes and creates her own destiny. This is what I love about her character. She owns her alternate sense of morality. Trust is the only currency she deals in. Savitri is the most badass saas you’ve ever seen and is very compelling to watch. She has many enigmatic faces. Brutal and vulnerable, she is a master in manipulation, playing a very high-stakes game that seesaws between life and death. Her band of women are fierce and ruthless as they navigate through the toughest of situations and build the biggest empire from nothing. In the dark and crazy world of Savitri, we see empowered women who are willing to die, but not change the life they have subscribed to. It’s great that we’re exploring these unique narratives on-screen with Hotstar Specials’ Saas, Bahu aur Flamingo and are showing women who, regardless of what moral lens they are viewed with, are indestructible in spirit.”
Radhika Madan added, “With Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo, we see a progressive shift in the dynamics of a mother-daughter relationship. My character of Savitri’s daughter is one – that you wouldn’t want on your bad side, but surely want on your side! I have worked with Homi Adajania before and I love the way he shapes the narrative with his edgy perspective. His vision of Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo and the character dynamics in it really struck a chord with me and I can’t wait for the audience to see this on Disney+ Hotstar soon!”
Angira Dhar added, “When we hear ‘saas bahu’ we instantly think of the subdued stereotypical equation that women share, one that we have grown up watching on television and are conditioned to believe. Disney+ Hotstar’s Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo challenges this very notion and how! It does not shy away from showcasing intense action and pulp combined with an intriguing storyline. Showing women in a different light altogether, it is here to surprise us all.”
Isha Talwar said, “Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo is a show about women who have fought conditioning to a large extent, believe in standing up for other women, and know their place in the world at large! I’ve wanted to work with the maker Homi Adajania for a while now and I am ecstatic that it happened with a once-in-a-lifetime kind of role in Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo!”
Homi Adajania adds, “With Saas, Bahu Aur Flamingo, I wanted to create a chaotic world dominated by indomitable women and break the stereotypes, speaking of which, the biggest one that we have broken is the Saas-Bahu cliché. I needed powerful actors and Dimple Kapadia, Radhika Madan, Angira Dhar and Isha Talwar are exactly that. They have owned their characters and breathed life into them making them so unique. As dysfunctional as they are as a family when they are threatened, they unify as a fearsome force to reckon with. And believe me, when that happens, you don’t want to be in their way!”
The series revolves around four inimitable women, the matriarch Savitri, her daughters-in-law, Bijli and Kajal, and her daughter Shanta who live in Hastipur – a forgotten village in the north-west. Savitri runs a company named Rani Cooperative, trading in products ranging from jari-booti balms to textiles. But everything here isn’t what it seems. Turns out, this cottage business is just a front for the biggest drug cartel being run in South Asia.