Nagesh Kukunoor directed City of Dreams season 2 is here, and the trailer hints that the focus has now shifted to a standoff between father-daughter duo Ameya Rao Gaikwad and Poornima Gaikwad. Played by actors Atul Kulkarni and Priya Bapat, the two characters are not ready to give in as the family fights for power and position, which will lead to much backbone, double crosses and bloodshed.
City of Dreams first debuted on the web in May 2019. A sleepy success on the OTT platform, the show will now premiere its second season on Disney Plus Hotstar on July 30. As Eijaz Khan and Sachin Pilgaonkar reprise their roles, actor Sushant Singh is the new addition to the cast this time around.
Poornima continues to fight against the patriarchal system of politics to gain control of the state. She shuts the horns with her father as the two put different lives on the line as the state gears up for elections. According to the trailer, Poornima is the interim Chief Minister of Maharashtra and the head of Maharashtra Jan Shakti Party (MJS). She gets help from Wasim Khan and former head of state Jagdish Gurav.
On the other hand, Gaikwad is not ready to give in. He sided with the opposition and nominates Poornima’s ex-husband Mahesh Aravle as ministerial minister in the upcoming state elections. How the two sides shut the horns and engage in a relentless political tug-of-war is at the heart of the plot.
Atul Kulkarni said of the show: “Ameya Rao Gaikwad is a special character for me. He has an almost sinister quality that makes his desire and determination to occupy a position of power stronger than his sense of family ties. If the sibling battle over politics was smart in season one, then the battle between father and daughter in season two will be doubly intense.”
Actor Priya Bapat added: “Poornima Gaikwad is inspiring and it was heartwarming to see how women found her empowering. In the second season, audiences will see an even bolder, tougher and more determined Poornima whose political ambitions take precedence over everything else. I am very proud to play such a strong female role driving the story of the show, shattering stereotypes and fighting against all odds to aspire in a male-dominated world.”
City of Dreams 2 is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Kukunoor Movies. Nagesh Kukunoor said: “It was overwhelming to see how viewers got involved in the lives of the characters in City of Dreams S1. As the story progresses, I hope we can live up to audience expectations. It gets darker and more personal. , and the struggle for power will destroy many households.”