“It’s going to be a fun and entertaining story. It’s fiction yet a human story. I can’t talk much about it at the moment. But it will have me doing a lot of action. I have always believed in bringing innovation to my work and throughout my career, have tried to tell unique stories, work with break-through talent and be part of disruptive and high-quality story-telling. I am working very closely with Vikram and his team as they create this compelling and highly intriguing story. I can’t wait to start rolling for this action-adventure series that will be an Amazon Original for global audiences. The digital world excited me and I am delighted to make my streaming debut with this show. On this medium, I want to create something extraordinary and connect with the youth.” stated Akshay Kumar.
The series promises to be a perfect blend of action, drama and thriller. Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke expressed her excitement about the project and shared how Akshay played an important role in finding the right subject.
“We are announcing the big show with Akshay Kumar. It is a big thriller and will be an edge-of-the-seat thriller with action and intrigue. Akshay has been personally involved in the development of the idea. He has worked closely with James Farrell, the head of international originals, over a period of time,” stated Jennifer Salke.
Akshay Kumar’s Amazon Prime Video series will be bankrolled by Abundantia Entertainment. The production house had earlier bankrolled Amazon Prime Video series Breathe, starring R. Madhavan, Sapna Pabbi, Neena Kulkarni and Amit Sadh. The second season of Breathe, which is currently in production, will mark the digital debut of Abhishek Bachchan and Saiyami Kher.
In recent times, many Bollywood actors like Saif Ali Khan and Nawazuddin Siddiqui (Sacred Games), Richa Chadha and Vivek Oberoi (Inside Edge), Kirti Kulhari, Sayani Gupta, Neil Bhoopalam, Lisa Ray and Milind Soman (Four More Shots Please), Arjun Rampal (The Final Call), Kunal Kemmu (Abhay) and Arunoday Singh (Apaharan) among others have forayed into the digital space.
Meanwhile, Amazon Prime Video is getting ready to launch Made In Heaven, on March 08, 2019. The series has been created by Zoya Akhtar and Reema Kagti and stars Arjun Mathur, Sobhita Dhulipala, Kalki Koechlin, Jim Sarbh, Shashank Arora, Shivani Raghuvanshi, Ankur Rathee, Shweta Tripathi, and Monty Singh.