Madhoo Shah (Madhoobala Raghunath) who is best remembered for her portrayals in Mani Ratnam's Roja, Sangeeth Sivan's Yodhaand S. Shankar's Gentleman, and Jr.NTR 'Nannaku Prematho' is making her debut on television with the big-budget fantasy drama, 'Aarambh'.
Goldie Behl's Aarambh, is touted to be the Baahubali of small screen as the show is written by K.Vijayendra Prasad and the lead actor Karthika Nair will play the role of Devasena.
Madhoo is playing the role of Queen Sambhavija, a ruthless warrior. Madhoo says, she was not even in the country when she was approached for this TV series. She spoke about her role. She said, “I am playing queen, not because my husband is a king but because I rule my kingdom. The show is set in a matriarchal society and so my character is that of a strong leader.”
According to Madhoo, the role is not that of Sivagami from Baahubali, but the character is similar in its strength and depth. Sivagami rules her kingdom with an iron fist and my role is all about making rootless decisions. She said, “A powerful queen of a matriarch makes rootless decisions. Her decisions are more about keeping the future of her people in mind and not being rooted in personal emotions and feelings. So when the character was explained to me, they had given Sivagami as a point of reference.”
The plot of Aarambh which is set in the times of clash between Dravidian clans and Aryan clans has increased interest.