Neena Gupta wraps up ‘Panchayat 3’ shooting as Panchayat Secretary

Prime Video has unveiled the initial glimpse of ‘Panchayat 3’ in a photograph marking the end of shooting, featuring Neena Gupta. The snapshot highlights Gupta’s character as the ‘Panchayat Secretary’, astride a motorcycle with ‘bags fastened securely’. This could suggest that the narrative is set to embark from the ‘Phulera village’. Although, the creators have yet to disclose the web series’ premiere date. Additionally, the post encompasses another photo showcasing the ‘Banrakas’, ‘Vinod’, and ‘Madhav’ characters, enacted by ‘Durgesh Kumar’, ‘Ashok Pathak’, and ‘Bulloo Kumar’ respectively.

Neena Gupta, the actress who embodies the character of Manju Devi in the series, shared a video in November capturing the show’s wrap-up festivities. The video presented Gupta alongside her co-star, and on-screen betrothed, seasoned actor Raghubir Yadav. The actress captioned the post with “Panchayat 3 wrap-up party”. The second instalment of TVF’s show was aired on Prime Video on April 20, 2020, amidst the Covid-19 pandemic. The show’s first instalment was recognised as the ‘Best Web Series of the Year’ at the inaugural edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) held in Mumbai. This year, the second season of ‘Panchayat’ triumphed in the ‘OTT’ category.

The curtain was lifted off the first look of the third season of “Panchayat” on December 9. The first snapshot displayed Jitendra Kumar, known as Abhishek Tripathi, on his signature bike. The subsequent image on the carousel showcased Ashok Pathak, known as Binod, in a serious expression, accompanied by his co-stars Durgesh Kumar, Bulloo Kumar, and others. Gupta, who portrays Manju Devi, announced the completion of the third season’s shooting. She shared a video of the celebrations, which included a cake-cutting ceremony with the series’ cast and crew. The clip captured Raghubir Yadav (Brij Bhusan Dubey), Chandan Roy (Vikas), Sanvikaa (Rinki), Faisal Malik (Prahlad Pandey).

Gupta plays the role of Manju Devi in the series. In a recent Instagram video, she declared that the third season has concluded. The series’ cast and crew celebrated the successful wrap-up with a cake-cutting ceremony. Chandan Roy and Sanvikaa, the filmmakers, were spotted with actors Raghubar Yadav and Faisal Malik. The series narrates the story of an engineering graduate, Manju Devi, who is compelled to work as the panchayat secretary in a small village in Phulera, Uttar Pradesh due to the scarcity of job opportunities. Panchayat’s third season was introduced on Prime Video in April 2020 during the COVID-19 pandemic.