After a brief lull in the wake of COVID-19, Bollywood will be back in action and that too in the UAE with producer Gaurang Doshi of blockbusters Aankhen and Deewaar fame bringing an ensemble of over 100 crew members for the filming of their star-studded magnum opus Hindi web-series ‘7th Sense’ and “Line of Fire”.
The Big budget web-series are being produced under the patronage of Suhail Mohd. Al Zarooni, an Emirati businessman, Guinness Book World Record holder and Ambassador at Large, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
The sleek and very stylised web-series promise to be fantastic viewing with a celebrity cast, picturesque locales, gripping storylines, and the larger-than-life intriguing mysteries.
7th Sense is a crime thriller/murder mystery that promises to keep viewers at the edge with its gripping plot and a well-executed screenplay. The series is being directed by Karan Darra and the story and screenplay are by Gibran Noorani. The thriller features superstars R Madhavan, Ronit Roy, Chunky Pandey, Tanuj Virwani, Aashim Gulati, Sana Saeed, Ahsaas Channa, Dibyendu Bhattacharya, Sajjad Dela Frooz and Manuj Sharma among other popular Bollywood actors. Shooting for Season 1 and 2 would be completed in about 140 days with most of the action happening in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Meanwhile, the prep work for the espionage fast-paced action thriller, Line of Fire will also begin simultaneously. The web series will comprise of two-seasons and boasts of superstars like Prakash Raj, Jimmy Shergill, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Tanuj Virwani, Vijay Raaz, Tannishtha Chatterjee, Kabir Singh, Sana Saeed, Manu Rishi and Tanvi Azmi. The story for the web-series is written by Shayak Roy and Ankul Singh, Directed by Shayak Roy, the screenplay writers include Ankul Singh, Nikhil Mishra and Sanjay Kumar Chadwara.
Madhu Bhandari, Amey D. Nargolkar and Munir Awan are the Associate Producers for both the web series while Parag Parekh and Ronak are the Financial Advisors.
Commenting on the two projects, Producer Gaurang Doshi said, “I’m a firm believer in the motto that the show must go on and instead of losing the spirit in this pandemic situation one should become a pioneer. Keeping true to this sentiment we are the first team to begin shooting during the COVID pandemic.”
“I’m also super excited to be in the UAE which offers such a beautiful variety of locations and a perfect backdrop for the brilliant and mind-blowing show that the series promises to be. I’d like to thank H.H. Sheikh Theyab Bin Khalifa Bin Hamdan Al Nahyan’s family and Suhail Mohd. Al Zarooni for their constant support, Dubai DFTC for organising permissions, and the UAE government for their help in granting special visas to the entire team and for arranging a chartered flight for us,” he added.
Both the web series will be completed by February 2021 and will be released on one of the popular OTT platforms, the names yet to be revealed.