Applause Entertainment lines up 20 shows for release

MUMBAI: Applause Entertainment, the content studio from the Aditya Birla Group headed by Sameer Nair, has over 20 premium shows lined up for the year.

The content studio’s line-up of upcoming shows that includes ‘India Strikes- 10 Days’ with Samar Khan of Irada Entertainment, ‘Taj – A Monument of Blood’ with Contiloe Pictures, ‘Hasmukh’ with Ranvir Shorey, Vir Das and Nikhil Advani, ‘The Scam’ with Hansal Mehta, ‘Criminal Justice’ & ‘The Office’ with BBC, and ‘City of Dreams’ with Nagesh Kukunoor.

‘India Strikes – 10 Days’, which is a dramatic recounting of the recent Uri terror attacks, will begin filming soon in Mumbai and Kashmir, and the show is expected to stream early next year.

The multi-season web series will feature talented actor Amit Sadh as the lead. Having made an impact with his performances in films like ‘Gold’, ‘Sultan’ and ‘Kai Po Che’, and the web series ‘Breathe’ for Amazon Prime, Sadh is a very popular and versatile actor.

This series is based on the first chapter from Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book ‘India’s Most Fearless’. The incident is fresh in the mind of every Indian – Pakistani militants had attacked the Indian Army brigade in Uri, Kashmir on 18th September 2016.

Making a marked departure from diplomacy and protest, the Indian government gave a clear message to its neighboring state. Displaying a zero-tolerance approach to terrorism and unprovoked violence, Indian Armed Forces selectively retaliated by attacking terrorist camps across the Line of Control.

The series is being directed by Raj Acharya, who has previously directed ‘The Battle Of Saragarhi’ on Discovery Jeet, and was also the assistant director on ‘Talaash’. Harmanjit Singha, Sudeep Nigam, Abhishek Chatterjee, Aadhar Khurana are the team of writers who have scripted this ten-part thriller.

Commenting on the announcement, Applause Entertainment CEO Sameer Nair said, “Amit and I go back a long way, as he made his TV debut on Star One. He is a focused and passionate performer who brings heft and experience to a part. Applause Entertainment is focused on creating a niche of qualitative and engaging fiction drama series on the web that connects with the Indian digital viewing appetite. India Strikes-10 Days highlights the role of our security forces in protecting our country and people.”

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