Tisca Chopra, who is set to play an IAS officer in her upcoming thriller series Dahan – Raakan ka Rahasya is a supernatural thriller set in a village where various forces come into conflict when a mine is leased out to a company. While locals believe the area is cursed, the recently-appointed district magistrate Avani Raut (Chopra) is determined to make sure superstitions don't get in the way of progress (as she sees it).
Speaking about her character, Chopra said, "What I love most about Dahan – Raakan ka Rahasya is how it captures raw fear as each character faces their own demons. Avani Raut, my character, fights personal and professional battles when she is caught in the crossfire of superstition and the supernatural and practicality on the other," the actress said.
The nine-episode series has been directed by Vikranth Pawar (who has previously directed the musical Beauty And The Beast) and is written by Nisarg Mehta, Shiva Bajpai and Nikhil Nair. The show has been produced by Banijay Asia, Deepak Dhar, and Rishi Negi, and will drop on September 16 on Disney+ Hotstar.
Chopra said, "The show puts the character Avani Raut on a quest by drawing parallels between her external and internal fears, which all of us confront. It's been an absolute delight to bring Dahan and Avani to the audiences."
The show, shot across Rajasthan's rugged landscapes, also stars Rajesh Tailang, Mukesh Tiwari, Saurabh Shukla, Ankur Nayyar, Rohan Joshi and Lehar Khan.
Shukla said, "Dahan – Raakan ka Rahasya, as a show, meticulously brings together a tale of myths, legends and superstitions. Playing Pramukh puts me in the eye of the strong beliefs surrounding the village and its residents. One element that makes this character stand out is that he fears what he worships, but is too scared to break the chain."