Mumbai, 28th March 2023: Set in the gritty world of illegal sand mining in Western Uttar Pradesh, MX Player drops the episodes of its gripping crime thriller Virodh. The MX Original series follows the story of Kajri (played by Pritha Bakshi), a young sportswoman whose life is turned upside down after the brutal murder of her father and brother. Fighting the odds of life with her mother, Kajri finds herself at the mercy of her ruthless uncle Brijbhan, who takes over the family’s business and plans to marry her off to Vishesh, the son of a powerful local politician.
Defying Brijban’s plans, Kajri elopes with her high school sweetheart Gagan a.k.a Gogi (played by Abhinav Ranga), a javelin throw enthusiast, hoping to build a life together away from the violence and corruption that surrounds them. But their happiness is short-lived as Brijbhan retaliates by killing Gogi’s family, forcing Kajri to make a difficult choice. In a desperate attempt to save Gogi’s life, Kajri offers to marry Vishesh, but their wedding night turns into a bloodbath as a violent shootout erupts. On the run from Brijbhan and his henchmen, can Kajri and Gogi survive the dangerous world they find themselves in?
Talking about her character, *actress Pritha Bakshi* said, “Portraying Kajri has been an enlightening experience in the sense that I embodied not just the personality but also the life of a small town girl and the possibilities that lay ahead of her; a grounded character full of dreams and hopes in the face of adversity. Being a fitness enthusiast really helped me in the training while shooting. It was a great opportunity to be a part of this journey with MX Player. Hope the audience will love it the same way I did.”
Sharing his experience, *actor Abhinav Ranga* said, “Playing Gogi was an exciting experience. Gogi’s character has a complex and layered backstory, which makes it all the more interesting to portray. It was fun playing Gogi as he made me learn and experience a lot of things which I think I couldn’t have in our Mundane lifestyle. The sports element in the show added another layer of excitement and challenge. Training for the javelin throwing scenes was rigorous but being into sports since a young age was a factor that really helped me understand the dedication and discipline that athletes go through to excel in their field. I am looking forward to the audience reactions in this one-of-its-kind series.”
*Directed and Created by Rahul Dahiya, the enthralling series, VIRODH also stars Ashish Nehra, Manoj Rathi, Jaspal Kaur, Deepak Kapoor, Geetanjali Mishra, Rajbeer Singh, Vickey, Bhavana, and Simran.*
*Virodh is Streaming NOW on MX Player, watch all episodes for FREE*