ZEE5’s Black Widows recently made way on the streaming platform. While many are busy binging the crime thriller, here’s a list of cast and characters for those who still haven’t.
Black Widows is the Hindi remake of the Swedish show of the same name. Just like its namesake, this series also tells the story of three women who plot to kill their spouses as revenge for the ill-treatment they received in their marriages.
An array of characters constitute this crime drama. Apart from the three main protagonists, many others join the mix as part of an alleged murder investigation.
Mona Singh as Veera
Among the three women, Veera is the most calm and resilient. Having endured a lot of mental trauma, her character is shown to be kind yet practical.
Mona Singh essays the role nicely. Prior to Black Widows, Singh was seen in ZEE5’s ‘Mission Over Mars’.
Swastika Mukherjee as Jayati
Mukherjee plays a domestic violence survivor. Her character is intolerant of nonsense and roadblocks in her path. Seemingly calm and composed, Jayati is the first to lose cool.
She hails from the Bengali film industry but has also made her mark in Hindi cinema with films like ‘Dil Bechara’ and ‘Detective Byomkesh Bakshy’. She was also seen in Amazon Prime’s Pataal Lok.
Shamita Shetty as Kavita
The last among the trio is Kavita, who plots to kill her husband because he made her sleep with other men in order to earn capital.
After three years, Shetty made her comeback on OTT with Black Widows. Her last project was ‘Ye Kya Hua Bro’ alongside Aparshakti Khurrana on Voot.
Parambrata Chattopadhyay as Inspector Pankaj
Pankaj is in-charge of investigating the accident/murder case. There are other suspects in question apart from the three widows. But Pankaj senses something odd with Veera.
Chattopadhyay had another release on Zee5 alongside this show, called Password. The film is a Bengali action thriller.
Sharad Kelkar as Jatin
Jatin’s character is a head-turner. He is Veera’s husband who survived the murder plotted against the three spouses, but all three women are unaware of it.
While he heads back to seek revenge, things turn bad for Kavita, Jayati and Veera.
Raima Sen as Inaya
Known for many Bengali and Hindi films like Chokher Bali and Parineeta, Sen essays the role of Inaya. She is Jatin’s boss in the show who is after him because he could disclose her true colors to the world.
She owns a pharmaceutical company that manufactures a faulty vaccine, but no one else knows.