Sidharth Malhotra teams up with Rohit Shetty for cop thriller series Sidharth Malhotra (Photo by SUJIT JAISWAL/AFP via Getty Images)
Bollywood star Sidharth Malhotra, who won great reviews for his performance as Kargil martyr Vikram Batra in his last release Shershaah (2021), has teamed up with hit filmmaker Rohit Shetty to headline his cop thriller series, set at Amazon Prime Video. Both are set to make their digital debuts with the yet-to-be-titled project.
Speculations about Malhotra and Shetty coming together for a high-profile streaming project had been doing the rounds for several months now. Now, it is confirmed that the duo is indeed joining forces for the first time.
The eight-episode series will be jointly directed by Rohit Shetty and his Chief Assistant Director Sushwanth Prakash. The team is set to begin production on March 10. The first schedule kick-starts at Mumbai’s Vile Parle.
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Speaking about the project, Shetty had earlier told a publication, “We are working on it. We are working on something in which I will be the showrunner. I don’t want to invest that much time when we started writing it. We are working on something which my Chief AD (assistant director) will be directing. I will be the showrunner. What we realized was, if you are genuinely working on something and it is of a big scale, it is like making four films. It is 10 hours of footage. If you really want to cash on it, I am not saying it’s the easy way but if you really want something like what we are working on, that will take a lot of time. That’s what we have realized, me and my team.”
He went on to add, “We have been working for one year on the script. It has been almost a year now but still, we are not ready with the final draft like ‘Yeah, this is the draft we want to shoot’. It’s genuine and on a bigger scale. It’s like putting in hard work for four films because the footage is for ten hours. We are giving four films’ energy into it. Yeah, I will be the showrunner of what we are doing but just doing it I didn’t see myself going all out and doing it, I don’t see it happening now. But, yeah, my company is doing it, I will be there throughout and our Chief AD will be directing it.”
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