Hotstar Specials set to foray into comedy genre with launch of ‘The Office’ on 28 June
MUMBAI: Hotstar Specials is all set to make its foray into the world of comedy with the launch of its latest show ‘The Office’ – a place where work takes a back seat, and the boss tries to be your best friend. An official adaptation of the international series, ‘The Office’ is a 13-episode mockumentary where typical office characters find themselves in atypical situations. The show will start streaming on Hotstar VIP from 28th June.
Created for Applause Entertainment by BBC Studios India, the show has been directed by Rohan Sippy and Debbie Rao; which was originally written by Ricky Gervais and Stephen Merchant. The ensemble cast includes Mukul Chadda, Gauahar Khan, Ranvir Shorey, Gopal Datt, Sayandeep Sengupta, Samridhi Dewan, Priyanka Setia, Abhinav Sharma, Gavin Methalaka, Preeti Kochar, Sunil Jetly, Chien Ho Liao, Nehpal Gautam and Mayur Bansiwal amongst others.
Set in Faridabad, the show chronicles the 9-to-5 lives of the employees at Wilkins Chawla as they navigate through their mundane routine that invariably gives rise to comical situations. From a ‘fun’jabi branch manager Jagdeep Chadda and the gullible and obsequious TP Mishra to an office love triangle featuring Amit Sharma, Pammi Goyal, and Parmeet Chowdhry – this slice-of-life comedy features relatable characters found in every workplace.
Director Rohan Sippy said, “The Office really strikes a chord, as I feel in India we can connect only too well to the mayhem caused by an infuriating, delusional desi boss! The strange quirks of his employees make them entertaining, but relatable too – they endure him while making an epic adventure of their mundane everyday challenges! With Applause Entertainment and BBC Studios India, and above all a terrific young cast & crew, we have had the opportunity to create the Indian version of an exceptional show that will be streaming on Hotstar as their first comedy Special”
Director Debbie Rao added, “We know that for many people, going to their workplace can be boring, long or even stressful. The Office is our attempt at making these daily chores as light-hearted as possible. Here’s hoping that audiences enjoy watching the show as much as we enjoyed making it.”