AndTV and Saregama Productions wanted to make a serial on the lines of Gangs of Wasseypur. Next, they approached Bollywood’s noted filmmaker Tigmanshu Dhulia. The director readily designed the look of the TV serial, eventually giving rise to Begusarai.
Begusarai is an old-fashioned and a strange place in Bihar. It is known for all the wrong reasons. Here in the serial the place belongs to the powerful Phulan Thakur and his family, A quirky place, here bullets speak louder than words. What’s more, here power and money is earned simply through bloodshed. In fact, Begusarai is that place where every man has to fight for his 3 Z’s – Zar, Zoru and Zameen!
Here we share the star cast of the serial Begusarai:
Sartaj Gill as Priyom Thakur
Model turned actor, Begusarai is Sartaj Gill’s debut serial. He was part of the movie “Khap” in 2011. However, it was banned due to controversies. This makes Begusarai his maiden project. Here in the serial Sartaj is essaying the role of the main protagonist Priyom Thakur. Priyom is a son of a powerful man in Begusarai. He is a fun loving guy and everybody’s favorite. Being charming and handsome, he fears commitment though he is protective of the woman in his life.
Shweta Tiwari as Bindiya Priyom Thakur
Shweta Tiwari needs no introduction. She has been ruling our hearts from more than a decade now with her intense as well as comedy shows. Here in Begusarai, Shweta Tiwari is an antagonist Bindiya who somehow has mesmerized Priyom and has also married him. She is a dancer and a seductress. What’s more, she gets what she desires. This is the reason why she is in Thakur haveli now.
Vishal Aditya Singh as Laakhan Thakur
Vishal Aditya Singh is playing the role of the cruel and ambitious Lakhan Thakur. He is very short tempered and this is the reason why the people of Begusarai fear him the most. Laakhan is Priyom’s brother and his bestie. Though Laakhan respects his family, his secret desire is to become the King of Begusarai one day.
Shivangi Joshi aka Poonam Laakhan Thakur
Shivangi Joshi of Beintehaa fame is seen as Poonam in Begusarai. She is a Kathak dancer. In fact, during one of her performance, someone suggested that she should try her luck in acting as well. Here, in Begusarai she is seen as a shy and a simple girl called Poonam. Though she is first linked with Priyom, she is now married to his brother Laakhan. Shivangi also wished for a loving and caring husband, but now she has compromised with her fate in the male dominated society.
Narendra Jha as Phulan Thakur
Narendra Jha has done several serials over the years. He was seen in DD’s Aamrapali and also Samvidhaan were he donned the role of Muhammed Ali Jinnah. He was also seen as Shahid Kapoor’s father in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Haider. Here in Bengusarai, he is the mukhiya of the Thakur family and king of Begusarai. Earlier he was a dreaded dacoit and so nobody questions his decision. He takes immense pride in calling himself as a Thakur.