ALTBalaji set to launch its first Bhojpuri original show

MUMBAI: Video on demand (VoD) platform ALTBalaji has expanded its language offering by launching its Bhojpuri web original ‘Hero Varrdiwala’. Starring none-other-than the iconic Bhojpuri legend, Dinesh Lal Yadav alias Nirahua, ALTBalaji is set to treat the audiences with its first Bhojpuri original ‘Hero Varrdiwala’.

The series featuring Bhojpuri superstar Dinesh Lal Yadav alias Nirahua is based on a novel written by Ved Prakash Sharma titled ‘Varrdiwala Gunda’ which had sold 15 lakh copies on the very first day of its release.

In the series, Nirahua will be seen playing a special task force officer Tejaswi Pratap Singh. Hero Varrdiwala will see top cop Tejaswi Pratap Singh taking on the mafia gang Blackstar in the Purvanchal region of Uttar Pradesh.

Speaking about the web series being based on the book, lead actor Nirahua shared, “Growing up, I often saw people reading ‘Varrdiwala Gunda,’ a very popular and much-loved novel written by Ved Prakash Sharma. What I didn’t know at that time is that a web series will be made on it in the future, and I will get the opportunity to star in it. It is definitely surreal and I hope the audience enjoys watching it as much as we have enjoyed bringing the story to them.”