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ZEE5 crime thriller Kaali 2 lead Paoli Dam shines on the cover of Femina Digital Issue

ZEE5’s nail-biting second season of crime thriller newest crime thriller, ‘Kaali 2’ is a portrait of strength, fierceness, and power that comes with being a woman. She knows what she wants and she isn’t afraid to fight for her truth; much like her character, that is an ode to the strength that a woman entails within. #UnleashTheKaaliWithin #ZEE5

“This show is extremely special and close to my heart and it is made even more special after seeing Kaali on the cover of Femina. This is an extremely humbling feeling and especially being on the cover of a magazine that celebrates women in every way. The show is an homage to womanhood and I want to thank Femina to celebrate that power and femininity through the eyes of Kaali. Recognition like these will help Kaali’s voice to reach every woman around the world and urge them to fight for their truth. I believe ZEE5 will give Kaali2 the reach it deserves, and I look forward to the viewers to watch the show, and share their experience and join me on this journey.” expresses Paoli Dam

The ‘Kaali 2’ star rises as the cover star for Femina digital issue to celebrates the power and femininity through the eyes of #KAALI On the cover, one can vividly acknowledge the stare of a goddess in her eyes. ‘Kalai 2’ released on Friday 29th May, 2020. The second season is set to bring a bold narrative packed with selfless love, betrayals, chase and fearlessness.

The second season is created and directed by Rohan Ghose and Aritra Sen with lead roles played by Paoli Dam as Kaali with an ensemble cast i.e Rahul Banerjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Abhishek Banerjee, Vidya Malavade.

Paoli Dam talks about her inspiration of unleashing her inner Kaali

The theme of female empowerment goes beyond the story itself, leaving the audience longing for women-centric stories that are both inspiring and well-crafted. This year looks promising, ZEE5’s most awaited bilingual series Kaali 2 is all set to stream on the platform from 29th May 2020.

Kaali 2 is a nail-biting crime thriller and this time, with something completely different the story revolves around a helpless mother struggling hard to save her son who has only a few hours’ oxygen left in his cylinder. She is caught in an interrogation and is in the police custody. Luck favours her but that is not long-lived. Though she manages to escape, her path is beset within numerous difficulties before she can help her son. On the other hand, a dangerous criminal escapes from the prison. A drug consignment reaches the city. The lonely woman is caught amidst the gang war and reaches out to her only place of hope.

Baffled by betrayals and innocent deaths, the mother now turns to a fierce woman who mends her way to learn the skills of survival in this battle. Talk about the power and we have it in women!

The makers want to evidently highlight how a mother and a woman can turn into Kaali defeating even the toughest of the contender in front when it comes to her life or someone of her own. It doesn’t matter who is in front of her, she is sure to defeat him when someone tries to crush her or snatch something that’s hers. Even if she is a timid one or someone you haven’t seen speak much, if a thunder comes to destroy anything that’s hers, she is sure to change the direction of her thunder as well.

“I have the utmost respect for every woman in the country who is trying to fight for their truth. I believe Kaali is a symbol of hope and power. My character is compassionate and perseverant to fight against the odds to save her son. A mother’s love is second to none and Kaali gets her strength from it. I am inspired by my mother every day, she is the strongest person in my life, she is my Kaali, the shakti of my life. ‘Kaali 2’ releases on ZEE5 on this Friday, 29th May and I urge every woman in the country to join Kaali in her fight of truth and lets together unleash the Kaali within ourselves”, express Paoli Dam of Kaali 2.

The show highlights the journey of Kaali, her namesake from an extremely timid woman to a powerful Goddess. The lead role will be played by Paoli Dam as Kaali, Rahul Banerjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Abhishek Banerjee and Vidya Malvade will be seen in other important roles.

It was like they created the world for me : Abhishek Banerjee on Kaali 2

Abhishek Banerjee, who played a colourful character in ‘Stree’, is set to make his Bengali digital debut with the season two one of the most popular Bengali shows titled ‘Kaali’. The actor shares his experience and his favourite scene from the show.

Kaali 2 is a nail-biting crime thriller and this time, with something completely different the story revolves around a helpless mother struggling hard to save her son who has only a few hours’ oxygen left in his cylinder. She is caught in an interrogation and is in the police custody. Luck favours her but that is not long-lived. Though she manages to escape, her path is beset within numerous difficulties before she can help her son. On the other hand, a dangerous criminal escapes from the prison. A drug consignment reaches the city.  The lonely woman is caught amidst the gang war and reaches out to her only place of hope. Baffled by betrayals and innocent deaths, the mother now turns to a fierce woman who mends her way to learn the skills of survival in this battle.

“I think the scene where I meet the accountant of the cartel. The location was raw real. We were shooting in a real leather factory.. it was like they created the world for me. The scene has too many beats ..silences and finally action.. its was really entertaining to perform that.”

The show highlights the journey of Kaali, her namesake from an extremely timid woman to a powerful Goddess. The lead role will be played by Paoli Dam as Kaali, Rahul Banerjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Abhishek Banerjee and Vidya Malvade will be seen in other important roles.

Kaali 2 is all set to release exclusively on ZEE5 on 29th May 2020.

I was actually wondering how they thought of casting me : Vidya Malvade on ZEE5’s Kaali 2

ZEE5 brings content in various languages and the audiences enjoy it thoroughly. One of the most popular Bengali shows titled ‘Kaali’ is finally coming back with its second season and the makers have announced everything you need to know!

Actor Vidya Malvade, who will be seen playing Officer Gupta in Kaali 2. Actress who is also a yoga expert didn’t expect to play the role of a cop. The audience will witness Vidya doing some action in the show.

“This role came to me exactly 1 week before the show’s shoot, I went to Kolkata a day prior and did my costume trials. So it was really very crazy till the time I finished reading and brushed up on my character as I had less time. I was actually wondering how they thought of casting me because physicality wise and even otherwise I’ve never done something like that. So I really give the credit to Auritro and Rohan for imagining me to play this hardass cop, otherwise, when you look at me, it’s really not somebody who can look hardass. For me, Rohan and Auritro had a vision and I had to translate it so as a prep I was literally taken from the directors and then molded the women into what I thought would be her. As a go back I checked on Kiran Bedi and all the videos I could find of high ranking lady police officers as such,” shared Vidya.

The show highlights the journey of Kaali, her namesake from an extremely timid woman to a powerful Goddess. The lead role will be played by Paoli Dam as Kaali, Rahul Banerjee, Chandan Roy Sanyal and Abhishek Banerjee will be seen in other important roles.

Kaali 2 is all set to release exclusively on ZEE5 on 29th May 2020.

Hawa Badle Hassu Gets a ‘Special Mention’ at the News18 iReel Awards

Hawa Badle Hassu, an Environmental Sci Fi thriller web series, released on Sony Liv was recently recognised by News18 iReel Awards 2019 for taking up environmental issues as a talking point. The award was collected jointly by GAIL (India) and Handyyman which have presented and produced the series respectively, along with the star cast and crew.

This series is a part of GAIL (India) Limited’s ‘Hawa Badlo’ initiative. The series boasts of a stellar cast led by Chandan Roy Sanyal, Smita Tambe and Vikram Kochchar.

Hawa Badle Hassu is an Environmental Sci-Fi thriller web series with a total of forty minute run time broken into 4 episodes. Each episode tackles crucial spaces and aspects pertaining to Environment (pollution). The first episode focuses on ‘Home Environment’ and as the story progresses it moves to cover topics like ‘Education and career building options around environment’, ‘Outdoor Environment’ and finally escalates to ‘Global Environment’. Actors from mainstream Hindi cinema have been cast for all key roles with Chandan Roy Sanyal essaying the lead and titular role of “Hassu”. Sanyal is joined by Smita Tambe, Vikram Kochar and Hollywood actor Zachary Coffin in meaty roles.

Speaking on the series, Creative Producer and Co- Writer, Protiqe Mojoomdar said, “This is a true honour and pleasure, and we are thankful to News18 for responding to our shoutout to the audience and the industry. Grateful to GAIL India for entrusting us with the task of producing this kind of a path breaking series. We as content creators, have the responsibility to start & motivate living room conversations, and this opportunity has also come to us because of OTT platforms and the web series medium, which lets us explore new subjects and experiment with storytelling styles. The most burning conversation we want to have is on our environment and what we should be doing to protect it from further decay, and we would like to raise Nature’s share of voice. But we need to do it with empathy and entertainment, hence a sci-fi thriller and fun snackable storytelling of 10 min episodes! We hope this honour helps it to gain new audiences and gives them another reason to watch and share its message.

The first Indian Environmental thriller series – Hawa Badle Hassu – Trailer revealed

Close on the heels of World Environment Day, the makers of ‘Hawa Badle Hassu’ launched the trailer of the upcoming series. The series in its season one, boasts of a stellar cast led by Chandan Roy Sanyal, Smita Tambe (Singham Returns fame) and Vikram Kochchar (Sacred Games, Sumit Samhal Lega fame). Hawa Badle Hassu is an Environmental Sci Fi thriller which has equal proportions of social comedy elements and full blown Sci-Fi intrigue.

Shot in Mumbai suburbs and virgin locations at Vaitarna (Maharashtra), Hawa Badle Hassu dishes out a strong message on environment sustainability and critical lifestyle changes, through interesting and futuristic story telling. Chandan plays the titular Hassu, who rides an eco- friendly rickshaw, spreading the message on environment conservation to his unassuming passengers.

Talking about the series, Director Saptaraj & Shiva, state, “It has been a roller-coaster ride working on the series. There are not too many takers for futuristic Sci-Fi in this industry and we are suckers for this kind of storytelling. When Protiqe approached us with his vision on this subject, and the fact that it was also going to be something meaningful to leave behind, we were so happy to come on board. He and the writers had been working on it for a bit, but he loved our ideas which were developed in the writing, and we are really happy with how the series is shaping up. We are preparing for a season 2 if the first one is received well”.

Adding voice to the directors, Producer & Co- writer, Protiqe Mojoomdar, stated, “It has been a fairly fun and challenging journey, to develop content in a genre which does not have a matured market yet. We have been purely driven by the content and how it resonated with us. Smita, Chandan, Zach and Vikram are not only great actors but terribly fertile minds that came on the project with ideas galore, which only firmed up our conviction in the story. We have been inspired by Leonardo Di Caprio’s Foundation and a lot of our research is courtesy their pathbreaking One Earth Model. We resonate as one with his vision #ClimateChangeIsReal”.

Hawa Badle Hassu is slated to be launched on Sony Liv, later this month.

American Actor Zachary Coffin plays the baddie in Hawa Badle Hassu

American actor Zachary (Zack) Coffin who balances between Los Angeles and Mumbai plays the baddie in Hawa Badle Hassu. Zack is seen pitted against the eco-friendly auto rickshaw driver, titular-Hassu played by Chandan Roy Sanyal.  Zack plays a suave & suit clad mysterious character who trails Hassu and tries to trap him.

Zack who has lived, worked and travelled in about 35 countries is at ease while working in Bollywood. Talking about his work in Bollywood and his role in Hawa Badle Hassu, the actor said, “I studied acting in New York but Mumbai is home now — I’ve been here about 10 years. You can take me out of Mumbai but can’t take Mumbai out of me. I started in theatre with Neeraj Kabi and Akharsh Khurana, performing at Pruthvi and NCPA, and have had the pleasure of touring the country doing plays. My first big Hindi serial show was as the main villain in Maha Kumbh, and Mary Kom was my first Hindi film. Since then, I’ve acted in over 50 shows and movies, and more recently, a variety of web series. I love web series for their experimentation and freedom. This web series — Hawa Badle Hassu — is crazy different, and I love it. I can’t reveal much but I play a kind of character that I’ve never seen in Indian entertainment. Actually, the whole series is like this — totally different. You’ve got a new, hybrid genre — thriller and sci-fi — with the environment as the central theme. I think audiences will find it very fresh. I’m actually very glad to be part of it, and have high expectations for future seasons!”

Zack was first seen on Indian cinema as a boxing coach in Mary and there has been no looking back. His filmography boasts of big budget mainstream Bollyood titles like Baby, Tiger Zinda Hai, Judwa 2, Simran, Housefull 3 and Parmanu:Story of Pokhran among others. In the ott space also the actor has firmed his presence with Made In Heaven and Inside Edge. Hawa Badle Hassu is his upcoming release.

Hawa Badle Hassu is an environmental Sci-Fi thriller which starts as a slice of life story and expands into a full-fledged sci fi drama. It is directed by Saptaraj-Siva, Co- Written by Protiqe Mojoomdar and produced by Handyyman. The series is slated to launch soon on Sony Liv.

‘Jabariya Jodi’ introduces us to a crazy wedding

The makers of ‘Jabariya Jodi’ have presented the first look poster of the film introducing the audience to Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in a surprise wedding.

The vibrant posters feature Siddharth Malhotra as Abhay and Parineeti Chopra as Babli lost in each other’s eyes.

Sharing the posters on social media, Siddharth said, “Here are Abhay n Babli an anokhi and desi jodi! Presenting #JabariyaJodi.

@ParineetiChopra @ektaravikapoor @balajimotionpic @RuchikaaKapoor @ShaileshRSingh @writerraj”.

Stating the film has begun shooting, the actor said,”Shooting begins ! #JabariyaJodi  Back with this Bubli ! @ParineetiChopra n @ektaravikapoor     @balajimotionpic @RuchikaaKapoor @ShaileshRSingh @KarmaMediaEnt @writerraj”.

Parineeti also announced saying, “ANNOUNCEMENT – shooting begins!! @S1dharthM @balajimotionpic”.

Sharing the second poster the actress said, ” SHOOTING BEGINS!! Back with Siddo @S1dharthM @balajimotionpic“.

The film which is a funny take on groom abductions in Bihar went on floors recently in Lucknow.

The cast and crew faced a tough time managing the shoot owing to the heavy rains. Due to flooding roads, the team had to spend four to five hours traveling from the hotel to the shooting location.

While the hotel was located in central Lucknow, the shoot for the film took place on the outskirts of the town.

Despite the troubles, the cast and crew shot and completed the shoot for the day, spending hours just to reach the shooting location.

Starring Aparshakti Khurrana as Parineti Chopra’s friend, Sanjay Mishra as her father, Neeraj Sood as her father’s friend, Gopal Dutt as an inspector, Javed Jaffrey as Sidharth Malhotra’s father and Chandan Roy Sanyal as his friend, ‘Jabariya Jodi promises intriguing performances along with the leading duo.

Produced by Ekta Kapoor under the banner of Balaji Motion Pictures and Shailesh Singh’s Karma Media Net, Jabariya Jodi directed by Prashant Singh is slated to release next year.