Filmmaker, Prakash Jha showed how unquestioning belief can be exploited as he told the tale of a self-styled godman in the web series, Aashram. The show which saw Bobby Deol play the role of Kashipurwale Baba Nirala, a spiritual guru whose mysterious activities raise scepticism — was made in two parts. While the second part was originally planned to release online in March 2021, the makers have now decided to advance its release to November.
The second part is currently in post-production, and the makers will announce the release date soon. While Baba Nirala’s wrongdoings were not completely explored in the first part, the upcoming edition will delve deeper into his psyche. He will finally be shown as a shrewd and manipulative criminal who is maintaining a façade of a godman. The latest instalment, which will open with Adhyayan Suman’s character Tinka Singh performing at a rock concert, will trace how Singh helps Baba increase his following among the masses.
Confirming the November release of the second part of the first season, chief content officer of MX Player, Gautam Talwar, said, “Aashram has crossed over 320-million-plus views in just about a month. It would be safe to say that it’s one of the most-watched series in the Indian OTT ecosystem. The second part is in post-production, and we are looking at launching it before the year-end.”