Actor Sonali Bendre is about to enter the streaming space with ” The Broken News ”, an upcoming original dramatic series from the ZEE5 streamer.
The show, an adaptation of the popular British series 2018 ” Press ”, will also include star ” Paatal Lok ” Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaonkar, who recently starred in Prime Video ” Guilty Minds ”.
” The Broken News ” will be directed by Vinay Waikul, who recently directed the criminal thriller series Netflix ” Aranyak ”.
According to the creators, the series follows the story of two rival news channels based in Mumbai – Awaaz Bharati, an independent, ethical news channel, and Josh 24/7 News, which offers sensationalist and invasive journalism and “what’s going on among the main characters in their news search.”
Bendre, known for his 1990s hits such as “Sarfarosh”, “Diljale” and “Major Saab”, was last seen in the 2013 gangster drama “Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara!” The cancer survivor made her small screen debut in 2014 with ” Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye ” and also served as a juror on reality television shows such as ” Indian Idol ” and ” India’s Got Talent ”.
The series is supported by ZEE5 in collaboration with BBC Studios India.
“With this initiative, ZEE5 seeks to further strengthen its existing offering of premium content with compelling and diverse stories based on successful British formats,” the streamer said in a press release.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India, said in ” The Broken News ” that the team marks the beginning of a partnership with a reputable content studio that will bring ” interesting and unique stories to our audiences ”. ” This partnership is in line with ZEE5’s strategy to build a portfolio of unique and compelling content for greater value from services. We are sure that our viewers will like and will like them as much as they have enjoyed our content so far. ZEE5 works with the best talent in the creative ecosystem to create a compelling table of originals in line with our content strategy to keep viewers at the center of the business, ”Kalra said in a statement.
Nimisha Pandey, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Originals, ZEE5 described ” The Broken News ” as a ” relevant story ”. . The story revolves around the ideological differences of the main characters, who play Shriya Pilgaonkar and Jaideep Ahlawat. The story has a strong, contemporary and impressive narrative, making it the perfect complement to our content bouquet, ” Pandey said.
Sameer Gogate, CEO – BBC Studios India said the team is excited to join forces with ZEE5.
” The strength of our formats lies in their ability to transcend cultural boundaries and languages. We are honored that Jaideep Ahlawat, Sonali Bendre and Shriya Pilgaonkar will be part of this tour directed by Vinay Wiakul, and we hope that the Hindu audience ZEE5 will enjoy the captivating personal and professional dramas that the characters face under the pressure of 24-hour news. cycle, ” Gogate added.
” The Broken News ” also includes Indraneil Sengupta, Taaruk Raina, Aakash Khurana and Kiran Kumar. The original show ” Press ” was created and written by writer Mike Bartlett, known for ” Doctor Foster ” and ” King Charles III ” and was a Lookout Point, BBC Studios and Deep Indigo production, co-produced. with a Masterpiece.
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