After Anurag Kashyap, Vikramaditya Motwane and Neeraj Ghaywan among others, Ali Abbas Zafar is the next director to take a plunge into the digital world. Known for helming such successful films as Sultan (2016), Tiger Zinda Hai (2017) and Bharat (2019), Zafar is set to make his digital debut with an Amazon Prime Video original titled Tandav.
Though the makers are tight-lipped about the plot of the series, a leading film trade magazine reports that Tandav is a political thriller, set in the national capital of Delhi. According to sources, Zafar will not be calling the shots for all of the episodes. There will be one more director who will co-direct the series with him. However, it is not yet known who he is. As far as the casting of the web-series is concerned, it still remains unconfirmed.
We also hear from some sources that the makers are looking at beginning the first shooting schedule of the series in the next few months. If all goes well, Tandav will start streaming on Amazon Prime Video in mid-2020. More details are awaited.
On Bollywood front, Ali Abbas Zafar is rumoured to be turning producer with an upcoming film which will be directed by one of his associates. Though nothing much is known about the project at the moment, some media outlets have reported that it might star Dhadak (2018) actor Ishaan Khatter in the lead role. As far as the female lead is concerned, Student of the Year 2 (2019) fame Ananya Pandey is rumoured to be joining the cast. However, nothing is official at the moment.