“Ashram” crime drama web series under the direction of Prakash Jha is considered to be the best MX Player original series. Both the seasons of Aashram have hit the right chord leaving people asking when “Ashram 3 will come”? The producers have confirmed that they are going ahead to renew it for a third season. It has the right plot, chart popping popularity, cast, and it being an original MX Player series.
Aashram series won ‘The ITA Landmark Show’ award at the 20th Indian Television Academy Awards recently. It is the proof of the series offering a complete entertainment package.
Now coming to the ever-growing clamor for the upcoming Sharm Season. Season 2 had ended in a cliffhanger leading everyone to believe that we will be treated to Ashram Chapter 3.
Ashram Season 1 was launched on August 28 with 9 episodes. Receiving an overwhelming response from the public, Ashram chapter 2 was aired on November 11. It was packed with 9 episodes and the MX player original web series received an IMDb rating of 7.4 and a 4.3/5 on Google.
After a hiatus of 1 month since Ashram 2 came out. The popularity index was a bit less on the scale however, it scored 3/5 on NDTV and 3.5/5 on Times of India. But being a flagship original program, the reason was enough to get it renewed on MX Player. Also the climax of Season 2 being a cliffhanger was enough to signal that Aashram 3 is on its way.
It has been more than 5 months and fans are yearning to find out Ashram 3 release date and any spoilers. Although there’s no saying if the predictions will stand true, we hope it’ll calm down and satisfy your expectations.
Ashram 3 Release Date
Since Season 1 and 2 have a difference of 2-3 months in between their release, it was assumed that the show will drop in early 2021. In other words, it was safely assumed that Season 3 would arrive by the end of January 2021. But with the new COVID strain and lockdown being reported, the shooting schedule has to be revisited. The Ashram news said that production was in full swing.
Taking into account the prevailing COVID situation and controversies, makers have decided to start shooting on 10th September in Jaipur. The team will head to Bhopal and continue to stay till the first week of Novemebr. The same has been confirmed by Darshan Kumar, the key character of the web series. Earlier, April 6 was the date when Aashram 3 was to go on floors and with speculations of Chapter 3 premiering in the last quarter of 2021.
If the shooting starts in September followed by post-production and dubbing, it will be safe to assume the Ashram 3 Release Date to fall in the first quarter of 2022. These are mere speculations. We will update this space as soon as we get confirmed news.
Check out what Prakash Jha, the director said in April.
Ashram Season 1 and Chapter 2 were shot in Ajodhya due to which it became easy for the cast to release in a short span of interval. However, the shooting location of Aashram season 3 is being worked out.
Ashram 3 Trailer
Prakash Jha in his series Ashram captures the satirical opinion that surrounds self-proclaimed Godmen with thoughts crossing – “Ashram based on which baba”. Although the story does use fictional attributes, the majority of the story is based on the activities of a self-proclaimed Godman, Gurmeet Ram Rahim. However, it remains one of the best-acclaimed series with regard to the subject.
The producers have not released the Ashram 3 trailer. Will be releasing probably a few weeks before the release. But keep on watching this space for official updates as and when they come.
Ashram 3 Cast
The original star cast of Season 1 and Chapter 2 will be retained. However, Jha has confirmed that there will be surprise comebacks from earlier Seasons.
Jha is true to his word. According to the latest news, Jannat 2 actress Esha Gupta has been roped in to play the role of Bobby Deol’s publicist. In her role, she will be seen handling the press and public image of Baba Nirala. She will project him to be the Messiah of the downtrodden!
- Bobby Deol as Kashipur Waale Baba Nirala / Monty
- Chandan Roy Sanyal as Bhopa Bhai / Bhopa Swami / Bhupendra Singh
- Aaditi Pohankar as Parminder aka Pammi
- Tushar Pandey as Satti aka Satwinder Lochan
- Darshan Kumar as SI Ujagar Singh
- Anupriya Goenka as Dr. Natasha
- Tridha Choudhury as Babita
- Vikram Kochhar as Sadhu Sharma
- Anil Rastogi as CM Sundar Lal
As far as episodes in Chapter 3 will air, it is pure speculation. Possibly 9, keeping up with the past seasons.
Ashram Chapter 3 Plot
Following the heels of Ashram 1, we see how Baba Nirala (Bobby Deol) becomes ruthless in his attempt to gain power. He relies on the corrupt politicians to cover his hide, all the while preying on innocent women who seek deliverance.
Being a conman he is quite talented in hiding his true intentions from the public and wears a mask of pretense before his devotees. Ujagar Singh, a cop, directs himself towards capturing Baba Nirala who doesn’t seem at all like the person he is supposed to be. The skeletons and dead bodies on the Ashram property further act as a catalyst that adds to the story.
The question remains whether the cop will unearth the Baba’s crimes or not. The lapse of faith of some devotees in him adds to the unraveling of the mystery, with several others seeking revenge.
Fans are expecting Season 3 to be the climax with Baba getting exposed. Yet it remains unclear whether Ashram Chapter 3 would be the last or the makers will continue to expose the sinister designs!
Is Ashram a real life story?
The makers claim that the Ashram is pure fiction and any resemblance with real-life characters is coincidental. However, the plot appears to have picked up from the true-life narratives of a few self-proclaimed Godmen in India. For instance Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh cult head of the Dera Sacha Sauda who has been convicted of rape and murder in 2017. Fans are drawing comparisons of Baba Nirala with Gurmeet due to the music concerts and connection with the youth he enjoys. Many believe that the story of the Aashram series is an expose on rise and fall of Baba.
There are many others who were made celebrities by their followers and had a chequered background similar to the one in the Ashram series. The famous ones include rape-accused Nithyananda, Asaram Bapu, Swami Vikasanand, Swami Bhimanand. They all have a history of loot, rape, hoarding, political patronage.
Share with us your views on the same. Till then stay tuned for updates on Chapter 3 of Ashram dropping in from official sources!