Hotstar to stream crime thriller ‘Hostages’ from 31 May

MUMBAI: Star India’s over the top (OTT) platform Hotstar has announced its next Hotstar Specials the crime thriller show ‘Hostages’. It will stream from 31st May and will be available in multiple Indian languages on Hotstar VIP.

The series marks the digital debut of filmmaker Sudhir Mishra. It has been created by Applause Entertainment and features Tisca Chopra and Ronit Roy as leads with Parvin Dabas, Aashim Gulati, Mohan Kapoor, Malhaar Rathod, Sharad Joshi, Surya Sharma, Anangsha Biswas in pivotal roles. The series has been written by Akriti Goel, Madhura Dalimbkar, Mayuk Ghosh, Nisarg Mehta, Shiva Bajpai, Suraj Gianani.

A crime thriller at its core, the story revolves around the life of a renowned surgeon who is ordered to assassinate the chief minister, in exchange for the survival of her family. An official adaptation of internationally acclaimed series, ‘Hostages’ Hotstar said brings to life an impossible predicament with no middle ground.

Dr. Mira Anand’s battle to save her family or kill the chief minister takes us on a journey, where every character is a pawn fighting for survival. Trapped in a no-win situation, she now must choose one over the other.

Mishra said, “When Applause and Banijay Asia showed me the original Israeli version I was struck not only by its gripping plot but the brilliance with which each character revealed themselves. Ronit’s character is amazingly layered and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a female character like the one Tisca plays. Parvin’s character has an amazing graph as well. The opportunity to adapt this to India and to direct this powerful ensemble is what directors’ dreams are made of! Thank you Applause, Banijay Asia and Hotstar for this opportunity.”

Chopra said, “Being in an incredibly high-pressure job, I portray a very fascinating character who is wearing several different hats. Her character is extremely relatable to most women who have had to struggle with jobs at hand while being a role model mother. Sudhir Mishra has identified the nuances that make for a good thriller series and have seeded in exemplary direction for Hostages. I am glad to be a part of this show.”

Roy commented, “Things heat up quite fast in ‘Hostages’ and it begins with my character Prithvi Singh – superintendent of police. The level of tension fuelled by several plots, twists, and mystery is sure to keep the viewers guessing. Applause Entertainment has developed a bold and unconventional drama which is a perfect match for the Hotstar Specials label. With a brilliant director like Sudhir Mishra and excellent co-actors including Tisca Chopra, Parvin Dabas and Dalip Tahil, the show is packaged so well that you will find yourself binge-watching the episodes just to find out what happens next.”

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