The series will be produced by Banijay Asia, and helmed by Applause Entertainment.
Sudhir Mishra to direct web-series based on Israeli crime-thriller, Hostages
Mumbai - 24 May 2018 12:00 IST
Filmmaker Sudhir Mishra will be directing the Indian adaptation of acclaimed Israeli crime-thriller, Hostages, which will feature Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas and Dalip Tahil.
Applause Entertainment, the content studio from the Aditya Birla Group, is working on the Indian adaptation of the show. The web-series will be produced by Banijay Asia.
"I treat each and every film/show of mine as the first one, which helps me think of the plot in a new and fresh way. Hostages is one such example. For me, every element and every person who is involved in the project forms an integral part, including the actors, producers, writer, cameraman and the whole team," Mishra said in a statement to IANS, a news agency.
Hostages is an intense psychological US crime-thriller web-series that follows a renowned surgeon about to perform a routine operation on the president. But her family is taken hostage and she is ordered to sabotage the procedure and kill the president.
Ronit Roy says Hostages is a show "which had me arrested in front of the screen when I watched it".
"It has been hugely appreciated all over the globe and my character in the series is very intriguing. I constantly strive to keep my audiences engaged and entertained with each of my performances. I'm delighted to work with an excellent director like Sudhir Mishra for this series," he added.
On her role, Tisca Chopra said, "My character in the series is very demanding and it will be challenging to live up to the high hopes set by the original show. But I'm sure that having a director like Sudhir Mishra and a cast full of brilliant actors, this journey will be an interesting one. A show like this has never been made before and Hostages will give a fresh turn to the Indian digital space."
Parvin Dabas adds that his role challenges him as an actor."The script of Hostages is spell binding and I'm very thrilled that I'm getting directed by Sudhir Mishra and collaborating with actors like Ronit Roy and Tisca Chopra for this wonderful project," he said.
The shoot of Hostages is currently underway in Mumbai and the other actors in the series are Malhaar Rathod, Sharad Joshi, Aashim Gulati, Surya Sharma and Anangsha Biswas. The show is expected to stream later this year.