The lines between screening mediums are blurring very quickly and even big-screen actors are happily joining the OTT boom culture by starring in streaming platform originals. Content is truly becoming king. While many actors chose the path early last year, Shahid Kapoor is the latest one to join the trend. He will be seen in his first-ever web series made by the popular writer-director duo Raj & DK.
Amazon Prime Video announced to have commenced production on an upcoming yet-to-be-titled original series featuring Shahid Kapoor in the lead. But all we know is that it is a quirky drama thriller created by Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK and will mark the digital debut of actor Shahid Kapoor. Filled with Raj and DK’s trademark dark and wry humor, the series will mark the director duo’s new collaboration with Amazon Prime Video following the spectacular success of The Family Man which is The show is co-written by Sita R Menon, Suman Kumar, and Hussain Dalal.
Talking about his digital debut, Shahid Kapoor said:
I have been keen to collaborate with Raj and DK for a while. My favourite Indian show on Amazon Prime Video is The Family Man. I couldn’t think of anyone better for my digital debut than them. Amazon Prime Video is a fabulous service and it’s a privilege to work with them. I loved the story idea when I first heard it and since then it has been an exciting ride so far! Can’t wait to share this series with the audience.
Talking about their new project, Raj & DK said:
This is our favourite script and has truly been a labour of love. We found a perfect match in Shahid! He was always our first choice for this series. We hit it off immediately, and have been on the same page from the first time we spoke. Shahid is an exciting actor to watch and work with! The intensity he brings to his roles is amazing. Our long-standing relationship with Amazon Prime Video makes us feel more responsible towards every series we do with them. They have been fantastic partners. And we can’t wait to create this series!
There will soon be an announcement on the surprise cast featured in the series. We’re keeping our eyes peeled for this one.