Aarya Season 3: The Change of Mother Into a Powerful Don

Sushmita Sen and Ram Madhvani go beyond the sacrificial mother trope to make the character of Aarya both a dreaded gangster and a tragic hero in Aarya Season 3.

A Short Overview From Previous 2 Seasons of Aarya

In the initial season, which aired earlier this year, the story revolved around Aarya, a happily married woman, whose life is turned upside down when pharma magnate Tej Sareen, played by Chandrachur Singh, is shot. Tej’s alleged involvement with a drug smuggling organization puts her family in grave danger.

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The second season continued to follow Aarya’s journey as she navigated the treacherous criminal underworld, dealing with adversaries hot on her trail while trying to protect her family and children. The series even received an Emmy Award nomination. If you’re eager to find out when Aarya Season 3 will be released and what new story it will bring, keep reading to discover more details.

Aarya Season 3 Storyline

In the previous season, Aarya had become a criminal leader or a “don.” She had even killed her father without much hesitation, not because of who he was, but simply because he was a living person.

In the new season (Season 3), it begins with Aarya taking control of her criminal organization. The first episode starts with a recap while playing a song at her late husband Tej’s memorial. She’s dressed in a black robe, smoking a cigar, and looking over her territory from her stronghold, giving her a powerful and intimidating presence.

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181“Kahani Abhi Khatam Nahi Hui Hain”Ram Madhvani Vinod Rawat Kapil SharmaSanyuktha Chawla Shaikh Anu Singh Choudhary3 November 2023
In her quest to safeguard her children, Aarya, the crime lord, is determined to achieve absolute dominance over the drug trade. However, she faces formidable challenges in the form of a vengeance-driven vendetta and Khan’s relentless pursuit.
192“Galti Ki Saza Maut”Ram Madhvani Vinod Rawat Kapil SharmaSanyuktha Chawla Shaikh Anu Singh Choudhary3 November 2023
Aarya finds herself confronted with an agonizing dilemma: she must choose between safeguarding her son’s romantic relationship and shielding her family from the Russians’ threats. Simultaneously, Sooraj resorts to brutal methods, subjecting Roop to torture in his relentless pursuit to bring about Aarya’s downfall.
203“Sherni Ka Shikar”Ram Madhvani Vinod Rawat Kapil SharmaSanyuktha Chawla Shaikh Anu Singh Choudhary3 November 2023
Aarya faces a dire situation with the menacing heroin suppliers, Nalini Sahiba and Abhimanyu, who issue a grave threat unless the consignment is recovered. As she embarks on her mission to track down Sooraj, she grapples with challenges from both her sons and Khan.
214“Bali Ya Balidaan”Ram Madhvani Vinod Rawat Kapil SharmaSanyuktha Chawla Shaikh Anu Singh Choudhary3 November 2023
Sooraj’s relentless pursuit to locate Nandini’s remains drives him to extreme measures. Meanwhile, Veer, Maya, Aarya, and Sooraj become entangled in a web of vengeance and remorse, binding them together in unexpected ways.

Aarya Transformation In Season 3

Sushmita’s character, Aarya, goes through a significant transformation from being a fearful mother in the first two seasons to a strong and assertive leader in Season 3. She manages to make this change feel believable and natural by showing a sense of authority that comes from her newfound power. At the same time, she occasionally lets us see glimpses of the old, vulnerable Aarya to remind us of her past.

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This transition is quite challenging for an actor, especially when the character’s strength used to be her openness and emotional vulnerability. Sushmita, however, portrays the empowered Aarya in a dramatic and captivating way, almost as if she’s enjoying a new role or challenge.

She enhances this transformation with her choice of all-black clothing, and the camera often captures her from unique angles, perhaps to avoid direct eye contact. This is because her eyes reveal a mix of fear and the weight of her newfound power, and she wants to keep that complexity hidden.


The cast of Aarya Season 3 includes

  • Sushmita Sen as Aarya Sareen
  • Chandrachur Singh as Tej Sareen
  • Sikandar Kher as Daulat
  • Ankur Bhatia as Sangram
  • Alexx O’Nell as Bob Wilson
  • Flora Saini as Radhika ‘Rads’
  • Gargi Mangesh as Pallavi
  • Jagdish Rajpurohit as Bhairon Singh
  • Jayant Kripalani as Zorawar Rathore
  • Joy Sengupta as Indrajeet Sarkar
  • Kalp Shah as Aarav
  • Manish Chaudhari as Shekhawat
  • Maya Sarao as Maya Bishnoi
  • Namit Das as Jawaahar Bishnoi
  • Pratyaksh Panwar as Adi Sareen
  • Priyasha Bhardwaj as Soundarya
  • Richard Bhakti Klein as Larry Wilson
  • Sohaila Kapur as Rajeshwari Rathore
  • Sugandha Garg as Hina Mazhar Khan
  • Vikas Kumar as ACP Khan
  • Viren Vazirani as Veer
  • Virti Vaghani as Arundhati ‘Aru’
  • Vishwajeet Pradhan as Sampat

Trailer Of Aarya Season 3

Change In Villains Roles in Arya Season 3

Indraneil Sengupta, who plays the role of Suraj, Nandini’s husband in Season 2, reveals himself in Season 3. Maya had killed him in the previous season. Interestingly, the actor had previously acted opposite a determined mother on a mission in Sujoy Ghosh’s movie “Kahaani” (2012).

In this series, he gets more screen time and a backstory. Similar to Sushmita, Indraneil portrays his character as cold-hearted and mysterious, channeling all his pain into seeking revenge. However, in fleeting tender moments when the camera focuses on his face, it’s his teary eyes that convey his emotions.

Release Date And OTT Platform For Aarya Season 3

It’s exciting to hear that the creators of “Aarya” are partnering with Disney+ Hotstar for another season. Ram Madhvani, the show’s producer, expressed his delight and mentioned that the process of crafting an engaging storyline filled with suspense and family dynamics has begun. This news is sure to leave audiences eagerly anticipating more from the series. Fans of the series can now enjoy all the episodes of Aarya season 3 on Disney Plus Hotstar as of November 3, 2023.

New Villain In Season 3

A new Villain in the series, Nalini Sahiba, played by Ila Arun, appears to be more composed and calculated in her approach. She is portrayed as everything that Aarya takes pride in but elevated to a higher degree. Nalini is a powerful criminal with influential connections, an army of armed henchmen, and a single working mother with a wealth of experience in reclaiming everything her husband lost.

She is introduced as a formidable adversary, often likened to a lioness hunting in a world where Aarya is seen as the lioness. Ila Arun brings a regal and playfully menacing quality to her character, suggesting that her role may become even more intense in the second part of the series.

In addition to Nalini, there are also familiar enemies like ACP Khan and the Russians. Still, the most significant threat Aarya faces is her inner conflict. While the other villains contribute to the show’s excitement, the core of the story revolves around how the transformed Aarya struggles to protect her children from herself. She fights against the external adversaries because that’s easier with her newfound resources. Still, she constantly grapples with her internal battles.


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