Pankhuri Awasthy says, “The show is a huge responsibility as it reflects the biggest fear of every woman. As a woman, I am moved by Amala’s sheer unimaginable strength to live through the trauma and conviction to fight for justice after the same. The portrayal of Amala’s character as a woman of substance in the show is what sets the show apart from any other piece of content on the subject. Amla’s uphill battle to conquer these demons of society and her refusal to back down in the face of all hurdles will make viewers pause, reflect and think ‘Kya Qusoor Hai Amla Ka?’
An adaptation of a Turkish show, Fatmagul, that has been winning hearts of viewers worldwide, Kya Qusoor Hai Amla Ka? tackles an extremely sensitive subject of violation of the innocence of a woman. The show depicts the story of a young innocent girl from Dharamshala, Amla, whose hope and faith in humanity is shattered by the heinous crime of sexual assault. Amla is a young girl from Dharamshala – an innocent, simple girl, with wide eyes but small dreams. Although naïve, she radiates genuineness and overall positivity. The show is about her journey of realizing that despite her world being shattered with a heinous incident, all is not lost and there is always hope.
The show is set in scenic Dharamshala and is being remade with Indian sensibilities by Purnendu Shekhar, Nandita Mehra and Bhairavi Raichura (24 Frames). The cast ensemble portraying these challenging roles comprises Pankhuri Awasthy as the protagonist and many well established faces like Rajveer Singh, Anant Joshi, Rajesh Khattar, Akshay Anand and Kasturi Banerjee.
India is finally waking up to the conversation on heinous crimes of sexual assault against women. The channel has kicked off a campaign with Mr. Amitabh Bachchan to drive conversation on the subject of ‘Victim Shaming’ by raising a pertinent question, “Whose fault is it?”. The channel has also tied up with an NGO Jan Sahas Social Development Society- which is an organization providing support to survivors of sexual assault since 2000. Victims can reach out for aid to them via a toll-free helpline which is 180030002852.