Sonali Bendre Announces OTT Debut With Intriguing Drama “The Broken News,” See First Look

Mumbai, 11th May (PTI) Actor Sonali Bendre is about to enter the streaming space with The broken news, an upcoming original drama series from streamer ZEE5. The Show, an adaptation of the popular 2018 British series Hurrywill also present Paatal Lok star Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaonkar, who recently starred in the Prime Video show Guilty minds.

The Broken News will be directed by Vinay Waikul, who recently helmed the Netflix detective series Aranyak. According to the creators, the show follows the story of 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 happens between the main characters in their quest for news”.

Sonali Bendre announces her OTT debut

Bendre, known for his hit 1990s films such as Sarfarosh, Diljale and Major Saab, was last seen in the 2013 gangster drama Once upon a time in Bombay Dobaara! in which she made an appearance. A cancer survivor, the actress made her small-screen debut in 2014 with Ajeeb Daastaan ​​Hai Ye and has also served as a judge on reality TV shows such as Indian Idol and India’s Got Talent.

The series is supported by ZEE5 in partnership with BBC Studios India. “With this initiative, ZEE5 aims to further bolster its existing premium content offerings with compelling and diverse stories based on successful UK formats,” the streamer said in a press release. ZEE5 India Chief Commercial Officer Manish Kalra told ‘The Broken News’ that the team marks the start of a partnership with the acclaimed content studio to bring “interesting and unique storytelling to our audience”.

“This partnership is in line with ZEE5’s strategy to create a unique and compelling content portfolio for increased service value. We are sure that our audiences will appreciate and love it as much as they have loved our content so far. ZEE5 has been working with top talent in the creative ecosystem to create a compelling roster of originals, consistent with our content strategy of keeping viewers at the center of the business,” Kalra said in a statement. .

Nimisha Pandey, Content Manager, Hindi Originals, ZEE5 described ‘The Broken News’ as a “relevant story”. “It’s a gripping drama depicting the nuances of news houses and the daily bustle of a newsroom. The ideological differences of the protagonists, beautifully played by Shriya Pilgaonkar and Jaideep Ahlawat. The story has a strong, contemporary narrative and compelling, making it a perfect addition to our content bouquet,” Pandey said.

Sameer Gogate, Managing Director of BBC Studios India, said the team was delighted to partner with ZEE5. “The strength of our formats lies in their ability to transcend cultural boundaries and languages. We are honored that Jaideep Ahlawat, Sonali Bendre and Shriya Pilgaonkar are part of this journey led by Vinay Wiakul and we hope the Hindi audiences of ZEE5 will enjoy the gripping personal and professional dramas the characters face under the pressure of a 24-hour news cycle,” Gogate added.

The broken news also includes Indraneil Sengupta, Taaruk Raina, Aakash Khurana and Kiran Kumar. The original show Hurry was created and written by writer Mike Bartlett, known for Doctor Foster and King Charles III and was a Lookout Point, BBC Studios and Deep Indigo.

IMAGE: Instagram/iamsonalibendre

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