Star Plus to launch a new show Vidrohi based on real life incident; Anjum Sharma to play the lead

MUMBAI: Post it’s rebranding, the programming in Star Plus is getting stronger with newer and unexplored concepts. business mortgage has exclusive information about one such show which is slated to air on the channel.

According to our reliable sources, the channel is beaming a new project tentatively titled Vidrohi. The venture will be helmed under Gatha Productions – a newly born firm in the entertainment space. business mortgage intel and further probing reveals that the production house is a joint venture by acclaimed industry professionals. One of the producers is Subrat Sinha, a prominent writer in the TV industry. Sinha, also an acclaimed lyricist, has written for shows like Mahadev and Siya Ke Ram to name a few. The man is collaborating with acclaimed writer Bodhi and Anand. The trio will also be seen writing the show extensively.

A reliable source reveals that the channel has loved the story and the vision of the writers. The heads have, apparently, loved the show and have waved a green flag. “Irrespective of the pilot, the show will see the light since the concept is loved,” a little birdie reveals.

The content driven show is based on a real life personality and will be unlike other daily soaps. The project will be a finite series and an experiment by the channel “to pull the digital audience back on tube.”

As per our source, the male lead for the project has been locked. The talented actor Anjum Sharma is locked in to play the male lead in the pilot and probably in the show as well. Sharma has proved his acting prowess with his work in films like Wazir and Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai. He has also played a small role in the 2008’s Oscar winning Slumdog Millionaire and thereafter has been doing a commendable job in theatre.

His raw acting finesse and enigmatic screen appearance helped him bag the lead character. The writers were looking for a face that was not exploited on Hindi television and Sharma fitted the bill. However, this won’t be his TV debut. He was seen in a show on Epic channel.

He has already given his look tests.

However, Subrat didn’t respond to our calls and we couldn’t reach out to Anjum for his comment.

Stay tuned to business mortgage for more updates.

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