Actor and social media star Bhuvan Bam is set to star in “Taaza Khabar,” a comedy-drama series from Disney+ Hotstar, the streaming platform announced on Friday.
This one-of-a-kind uplifting series will take viewers on a gripping new adventure of a man stumbling upon magical powers and the ripples it creates in his life.
Directed by Himank Gaur, the show was written by the writing duo Hussain and Abbas Dalal.
The show also stars Shriya Pilgaonkar, JD Chakravarthy, Deven Bhojani, Prathmesh Parab, Nitya Mathur, Shilpa Shukla and Mithilesh Chaturvedi in key roles.
Based on the life of a sanitation worker, the series lightheartedly portrays class poverty and the human desire for a better life. The series marks Bhuvan Bam’s first association with a streaming platform and will see him in a brand new fictional role.
Bhuvan Bam said, “I am grateful to have been able to explore a whole new side of wishful thinking with my character in Taaza Khabar. Preparing this character and his antics was a humbling experience. As we start shooting I’m sure the emotion of this character is going to be fun, I identify so much with this character already. To think that I get to play this comical yet emotional character in my very first association with Disney+ Hotstar feels very special to me. I sincerely hope that audiences enjoy and cherish this story as much as I enjoyed bringing it to life.
Following the massive success of their previous show which broke several records, producer Rohit Raj said, “Taaza Khabar is a dive into a whole new genre and we as a team are always excited to dive into a new space. . The storyline is very exciting and I look forward to presenting a show that can be seen and enjoyed by all.”
Director Himank Gaur said, “Receiving miraculous powers is a wish that every human being harbors when faced with difficulties. With Taaza Khabar, we revisit the idea of a wishful thinking and the consequences it can have if and when granted. Bhuvan Bam brought his own personal flair to this realistic role that I’m sure will appeal to viewers.
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