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Vikram Bhatt returns to digital platform with black magic thriller Tantra


Produced under Bhatt's own banner LoneRanger Productions Pvt Ltd, the series will be directed by Sidhant Sachdev.

Shriram Iyengar

Director and producer Vikram Bhatt is all set to produce a new web series for his channel, VB on the Web. The platform is Bhatt's official channel and hosts original web series. The director has previously used this platform to showcase content like Twisted and Maaya, among others.

Produced under Bhatt's own banner LoneRanger Productions Pvt Ltd, the series will have Aditi Arya, Vidur Anand, Salina Prakash, Karim Hajee and Sandeep Bharadwaj playing the central characters.

A web-weekender, Tantra is a unique battle of a family feud and corporate politics played out on the battleground of black magic. The saga deals with themes such as murder, death, betrayal, deceit and trust.

Bhatt said, "Tantra is the first tri-weekly series on air across all platforms. Tantra has a bunch of talented actors like Aditi Arya, ex-Miss India, playing the central character. Vidur Anand is the male lead, while Salena Prakash, Karim Hajee and Sandeep Bharadwaj play pivotal roles in this 48-episode series. As the story unravels, it will keep the audience glued to our YouTube channel."

The story is written by Bhatt and the series will be directed by Sidhant Sachdev.

Speaking about Tantra, Sachdev said, "I am excited to be working on my fourth web series with Vikram sir and to direct an ensemble cast against the background of a story that revolves around black magic.

"Tantra, written by Vikram sir, will keep the audience intrigued asking for more. It is a genre he deals best with."

Bhatt is also directing the next instalment in his horror franchise, 1921, which is set to be released in 2018.