Sherni Trailer: Vidya Balan plays an upright forest officer as she is told to track down a tiger that is causing harm to the villages near the forest
Produced by T-Series & Abundantia Entertainment, Sherni is a movie directed by Amit Masurkar who made the award-winning Newton. The film will release on Amazon Prime Video from June 18, 2021. In the movie, Vidya Balan plays the role of a forest officer who has to deal with a man-eater in her zone. The chase is not easy in a system defined by patriarchy and lack of competency. She also has to meet the demands of her marriage in the middle of all this. The film also has actors like Sharad Saxena, Mukul Chaddha, Vijay Raaz, Ila Arun, Brijendra Kala and Neeraj Kabi in key roles.
In a statement, Amit Masurkar said, " 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. 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.”
Sharing her excitement on the trailer launch, the versatile actress Vidya Balan said, “Ever since I first heard the story of Sherni, I found the world fascinating and so far removed from my own. Also the character I play, Vidya 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. It gives me immense joy to bring this unique character and story to the global audience through Amazon Prime Video and hope to engage them in unexpected ways.”