Sonali Bendre Announces OTT Debut With Drama Series “The Broken News”

Bollywood actress Sonali Bendre will soon make her digital debut with “The Broken News”, which is an Indian adaptation of the popular British series “Press”. This is the first time Sonali will face the camera after recovering from metastatic cancer, which she was diagnosed with in 2018.

The series, directed by Vinay Waikul, will also star Jaideep Ahlawat, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Indraneil Sengupta, Taaruk Raina, Aakash Khurana and Kiran Kumar.

The show’s plot features two rival Mumbai-based news channels – Awaaz Bharati, an independent and ethical news channel, and Josh 24/7 News, which offers sensationalist and invasive journalism, and what’s going on between the main characters in their quest for information. .

The project, which will air on ZEE5, is part of the partnership between ZEE5 and BBC Studios India. Commenting on the partnership, Manish Kalra, Chief Commercial Officer of ZEE5 India said, “This year we have a fantastic lineup with many great titles announced in the first quarter of the year. The aim for 2022 is to bring premium content across genres and languages.”

He further mentioned, “ZEE5, in addition to bolstering its portfolio of Hindi originals, is simultaneously working on curating a roster of unique stories across formats and languages ​​to create a platform of diverse choices. for its viewers. With ‘The Broken News,’ we are marking the start of another partnership with a content studio renowned for bringing engaging and unique stories to our audience.”

The original British series ‘Press’, was created and written by award-winning writer Mike Bartlett (Doctor Foster, King Charles III), and is a Lookout Point, BBC Studios and Deep Indigo production, co-produced with Masterpiece. It aired on both BBC One in the UK and PBS Masterpiece in the US in 2018, with the original series set in a print newsroom rather than a TV newsroom.

Taking a different approach, the release of “The Broken News” will be announced on Wednesday during prime time on various news channels.

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