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One by one I’m checking off directors from my wish list: Ankur Rathee

Actor Ankur Rathee who is currently geared up for his next big release, Taish excitedly recounts his experience shooting with Bejoy Nambiar. Rathee will be playing the role of a British Indian young man who discovers a secret about his fiancé amidst the chaos of their own wedding. Add to their precarious situation an emotionally tumultuous family and you get the revenge drama that is Taish.

Recalling how he bagged the role, Ankur said, “I got a call from Karan Mally and Nandini Shrikent, who recently cast me in Thappad. Bejoy liked my audition and asked to meet, but a few days prior I badly sprained my ankle playing basketball, ironically, with Jim Sarbh who had to carry me off the court! I remember limping my way into Bejoy’s office and awkwardly sitting with my crutches. He narrated the film and his enthusiasm was infectious. I felt transported.”

Ankur describes working with Bejoy Nambiar a dream come true. He said, “Bejoy gives a lot of creative liberty to his actors which is refreshing. It made us feel like it was just as much our story to tell as it was his. I remember there was one scene where Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh, and I started improvising and building little moments that weren’t in the script. We just kept playing off of each other and Bejoy kept rolling. He would encourage that kind of experimentation, but also knew when to help us reel it back. His trust in us fed into our faith in him”.

Recently Ankur gave memorable performances in Thappad, Four More Shots Please, Undekhi, and Made in Heaven. The actor has worked with renowned directors like Bejoy Nambiar, Anubhav Sinha, and now Nagesh Kuknor on his next. Ankur said, “Whenever I’m mesmerized by a film I always tell myself ‘I want to work with this director’. You say that enough times and you end up with a wish list of filmmakers that have really pushed the boundaries of Indian cinema. I’m so grateful to God that as my career progresses, one by one I’m checking off directors from my wish list.”

The actor is currently busy shooting for Nagesh Kukunoor’s next and promoting Taish which is due to release on 29th October. Also in the pipeline is Rishi Deshpande’s much-awaited Marathi film, ‘Nirmal En Route’ which stars Ankur Rathee as the male lead actor.

Sneak-peek of the first look of the characters : ‘TAISH’ Posters Out Now

ZEE5 has been a boon to viewers across the globe who loves consuming fresh, conceptual content with the wide library it holds. First of its kind announcement of ZEE5’s revenge drama ‘TAISH’ which will be released simultaneously as a six-episode web series & as a feature film has left the audience tattling with excitement. An initiative which gives the viewers a custom-made choice for their viewing experience. TAISH – an intense revenge drama that revolves around two families that will march to the beat of their own stories and madness.

After the big announcement of TAISH, the platform has now released the most awaited poster starring the ensemble cast. Check It out now!

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The poster shows the ensemble cast in their character with anger, unanswered questions and revenge in their eyes. An infuriating strike to the bad memory turns the plot and its characters into a madness of vengeance, i.e what is TAISH. The poster is a sneak peek into the first look of its characters.


Pulkit Samrat

One family is planning an elaborate countryside wedding and the other is a violent criminal family of moneylenders, headed by Kuljinder with his two brothers – Pali and Jassi.  The story revolves around these two families based out of London. Amidst a week-long affair, both these worlds collide when Kuljinder attends the wedding. A past secret connected to Rohan and Kuljinder sparks an incident of violence – in turn changing all their lives drastically.

Jim Sarbh

EaseMyTrip in association with Soham Rockstar Entertainment presents A Getaway Pictures Production – A ZEE5 Original ‘TAISH’ directed by Bejoy Nambiar and produced by Nishant Pitti, Deepak Mukut, Bejoy Nambiar, Shivanshu Pandey & Rikant Pitti. TAISH stars Pulkit Samrat, Harshvardhan Rane, Jim Sarbh, Kriti Kharbanda and Sanjeeda Sheikh in pivotal roles along with Saurabh Sachdeva, Abhimanyu Singh, Saloni Batra & Zoa Morani in supporting roles.

Harshvardhan Rane

Six-episode series & Feature film version TAISH premieres 29th October on ZEE5

Melissa Raju Thomas bags an interesting role in Bejoy Nambiar’s Taish

Actress Melissa Raju Thomas bagged an interesting role in Taish. Directed by Bejoy Nambiar, Melissa will share screen space with power house performers like Pulkit Samrat, Jim Sarbh and Harshvardhan Rane.

The svelte actor is making her debut with the much talked about Moothon- a bilingual feature film helmed by Geetu Mohandas (who’s earlier film Liar’s Dice was nominated at the Oscars) and Co- produced by Anurag Kashyap. In Moothon Melissa will be seen opposite Nivin Pauly, a name to reckon with in the Malayalam film industry.

Melissa has been receiving amazing feedback for her performance in Moothon after it was screened at MAMI and the Toronto Film Festival and is gearing up for her next outing, Taish.

Speaking about her projects, Melissa said, “It all still feels new and each day I feel I’m starting afresh. Moothon is due for its theatrical release. And I’m looking forward to working with Bejoy. He thinks out of the box and his style of storytelling is also very unique. I’m thrilled to be a part of his project.”

Ruchi Malviya overwhelmed with the response for ‘The Embrace’

Actress Ruchi Malviya is currently on a work high as two of her projects saw the light of the day recently. Her short film The Embrace directed by National Award Winning director Verna Bakshi, starring Sunny Kaushal and her was nominated for Filmfare Awards. The movie is now streaming live on Humara Movie.

Her second project, Flip, released on Eros Now directed by renowned filmmaker Bejoy Nambiar has been receiving great feedback too. Ruchi is a part of Flip which encapsulates 4 different stories, she being a part of The Hunt starring Sheetal Menon and Naman Shaw.

When asked her, Ruchi said, “I am loving how 2019 has started for me with two of my short films out there. The Embrace was shot 2 years back and I’ve had the best time shooting with Sunny and Veena Ma’am. The concept is so relevant to today’s time and situation. I am so happy to see the feedback and reviews the short film is getting and being nominated for Filmfare is like the icing on the cake. As for Flip, I cannot thank Bejoy Nambiar enough for making me a part of this project. I loved the story and just being a part of such a talented cast and crew gave me so much exposure. It’s doing pretty well and I’m loving this double whammy phase I am in :)”

Talking about her future projects, Ruchi said, “It is a struggle to be honest, when you’re an outsider here. But having said that, I am here to put my best foot forward and work and collaborate with story tellers. I have always said this, I am an actor and I feel we’re lucky today we have so many platforms to showcase our talent- be it short films, web shows, ott platforms, TV commercials… I am just currently basking in the light of these two projects and feel thankful to all those who’ve been a part of this journey.”