Sudhir Mishra to remake Hostages, Ronit Roy and Tisca Chopra roped in for the webseries
For Sudhir Mishra, the creator of classics such as Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Chameli, this will be his first webseries as a director.bollywood Updated: May 24, 2018 13:10 IST
The Indian adaptation of popular Israeli crime thriller Hostages, to be telecast as a webseries, will be directed by Sudhir Mishra. Ronit Roy and Tisca Chopra are set to star.
Apart from Roy and Chopra, the Indian adaptation will also have actors like Parvin Dabas and Dalip Tahil in key roles.
Applause Entertainment, the content studio from the Aditya Birla Group, has acquired the rights forthe Indian remake from Armoza Formats. The show will be produced by Banijay Asia, according to a press release. “Hostages is an enthralling and captivating concept, which will hook viewers,”Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment, said in a statement.
“There is a clear demand for a show like this in the digital space and with a director like Sudhir Mishra, producer like Deepak Dhar and actors like Ronit, Tisca, Parvin and Dalip, this show will definitely take the premium conspiracy series bar a notch higher,” Nair added.
For Mishra, the creator of classics such as Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi and Chameli, this will be his first webseries as a director. “I treat each and every film or show of mine as the first one, which helps me think of the plot in a new and fresh way. Hostages is one such example. A show like this has never been made before and ‘Hostages’ will give a fresh turn to the Indian digital space,” Mishra said.
Ronit says heconstantly strives to keep the audience engaged and entertained with each of his performances and that hischaracter in the series is intriguing, so he is all the more excited to present it to people.
Tisca feelsit will be challenging to live up to the high hopes set by the original show. “Having a director like Sudhir Mishra and a cast full of brilliant actors, this journey will be an interesting one. A show like this has never been made before and ‘Hostages’ will give a fresh turn to the Indian digital space,” she said.
The shoot of Hostages is currently underway in Mumbai and the other actors in the digital series are - Malhaar Rathod, Sharad Joshi, Aashim Gulati, Surya Sharma and Anangsha Biswas.
The show is expected to stream later this year.
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First Published: May 24, 2018 13:10 IST