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Here’s all you need to know about Namit Das’ character ‘Nitin’ in ZEE5’s Mafia

One of the prime reasons, ZEE5 is a favorite of almost the entire country is because of the variety it offers- not just in terms of content but in terms of languages like Tamil, Telegu, Malayalam, Bengali and much more while not restricting itself to only Hindi and English. One of the most awaited shows of ZEE5 titled ‘Mafia’ is all set to release in just 8 days. The countdown begins!

The makers had recently released an intriguing trailer of the show which spread like wildfire. The story is all about six friends reuniting with an excitement post college days and all goes good until the death of a villager which changes the mood and vibe of the night. Everyone now sticks together in order to fight the murderer and play the game of life.

Everything is simple until a little girl comes in it. However, she is visible only to one person. What’s the reason? The trailer has added layers of excitement to this thriller making it much more exciting. Namit Das spills some more beans about his character which is sure to build up more excitement.

The actor says, “Nitin’s character is not one amongst the friends and he has a mission for someone who is very hard working. I actually didn’t really prep for the character. I believe in open communication with my Twitter, Rohan had narrated this plot to me 3-4 months before it went on floors. He told me about the character and asked to bring in more nuances to it. My understanding of Nitin’s character was someone from the soil, who is grounded and I wanted to play it completely in contrast to the other characters.”

The show stars Namit Das as Nitin, Tanmay Dhanania as Rishi, Isha M Saha as Ananya, and Anindita Bose as Neha. The show is going to be released in Bengali and Hindi. This is going to be one of the most adventurous shows as the incidents will force the friends to come face to face with their past and much more. ‘Mafia’ will release exclusively on ZEE5 on 10th July 2020.


ZEE5 has the largest library of Original content with 100+ Original shows and films across genres and languages. After recently announcing the Indian adaptation of Finnish drama Black Widows, the video streaming platform will soon present multi-awarded international Hungarian Film ‘Liza, The Fox-Fairy’ which will be titled 'Aafat-e-Ishq', with talented actress Neha Sharma in the lead. A strong narrative, the movie has amusing characters and mysterious events that will set the tone with a big reveal at the end. Directed by Indrajit Nattoji and produced by Zee Studios, the ZEE5 Original film will feature a stellar ensemble cast – Ila Arun, Namit Das, Gautam Rode, Pravessh Rana along with Neha Sharma.

‘Aafat-e-Ishq’ is the story of a woman’s quest for true love, who finds herself as a prime suspect following a series of multiple deaths while an ancient curse looms large, threatening to destroy everything and everyone around her. In this sharply observed tale, the supernatural aspect will add a texture to it. “Post the announcement of Black Widows adaptation by ZEE5, there has been a lot of buzz in the media and fans alike. And now we are back with ‘Aafat-e-Ishq’, based on the highly awarded Hungarian film ‘Liza, The Fox-Fairy’, coming soon on the platform. This is an interesting concept, dark humour with a pinch of supernatural, which will be exciting for the audience as well. We have an exciting cast too, featuring in a concept that is quite different from what we have done so far", says Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India.

“Aafat-e-Ishq is a fresh dark comedy with a hint of supernatural to it which acts as a catalyst throughout the film. I loved the Hungarian version and while I have tried to take as much influence from it, I am still looking at making it my own. I am extremely thrilled about this ZEE5 Original and I am looking forward to my fans reaction to see me in this character. The film has all the elements of fun, love, lust, horror which makes it an intrigue upcoming watch to looking out for. Look forward to working with all my co-stars from Namit Das, Gautam Rode to Pravessh Rana and Ila Arun Ji,” Neha Sharma on the release of Aafat-e- Ishq, coming soon on ZEE5.

Speaking on the film, Ashima Avasthi, VP & Head, Zee Studios Originals commented, “The film takes the audiences on a complete emotional roller-coaster ride of love, lust, intrigue and mystery with a little bit of supernatural that will keep you at the edge of your seat. We, at Zee Studios Originals, have been working on bringing new and exciting, untold stories to the audiences as a part of our diverse portfolio of original content. We’re excited to partner with ZEE5 to bring this black comedy to our audiences soon.”

The original film ‘Liza, the Fox-Fairy’ is a multi-awarded international Hungarian Film which was a huge success at the box-office. It has won awards at numerous film festivals from Best Director, Best Film, Best Actor (Female) to Best Visual Effects and Best Soundtrack.

‘Aafat-e-Ishq' is coming soon on ZEE5

They were intrigued to know what is the show about : Anindita Bose

ZEE5 is a leading OTT platform and everyone’s first choice because of the variety of content it offers. It’s not just the palette of content it holds but the originals of different genres from comedy to drama to romance and thriller. Adding more to the list of thrilling content, ZEE5 has one in the pipeline and the audiences much awaited for titled “Mafia”.

The trailer was recently released and spins around how the college gang has reunited at Madhupur their ‘adda’ and how they all smiles for meeting after so long. But things take a twist when they decide to play ‘Mafia’. It’s avoided first but then the death of a villager changes everything and hold on, is there a ghost? And is the outsider who barged in forcefully, the murderer? The gang decides to play Mafia, the game of life to dig out all the things that have been buried for many years.

The show has indeed struck the right chord from its announcement with its trailer release but is it a psychological thriller or a horror show? One cannot wait to see. The trailer just dropped and everyone who has seen it has been rooting on their social media about how they cannot wait for another nine days and so much more, for the show to finally release on ZEE5 as it has now added to the layers of truth that need to be dug out. Anindita Bose shares the reaction that she received about the show, post the release of the trailer.

The actress shares, “When my friends and family saw the teaser of Mafia they were confused and shocked at the same time. As they had a perception of the show based on some underworld scene but when they saw the teaser, they were intrigued to know what is the show about and what will happen. Getting a feedback from them like this, felt like we have stuck the right cord with the teaser.”

The upcoming show has many layers of truth to be unfolded. Will some lovers reunite? Will the dent that the friendship already has damage everything, permanently?

The show has Namit Das as Nitin, Tanmay Dhanania as Rishi, Isha M Saha as Ananya, and Anindita Bose as Neha. The show is going to be released in Bengali and Hindi. This is going to be one of the most adventurous shows as the incidents will force the friend to come face to face with their past and much more. ‘Mafia’ will release exclusively on ZEE5 on 10th July 2020.

ZEE5’s MAFIA, a one of a kind mystery drama thriller, Premieres 10th July 2020

ZEE5 has earned the reputation of presenting some of the best thrillers in the web space. Making waves in the news recently with Kaali 2, Lalbazaar and Naxal, ZEE5 now exclusively brings you a mystery drama thriller ‘MAFIA’ on 10th July which is centered around the popular household game mafia.

MAFIA will feature six former college friends that will come together after an unprecedented halt of 5 years in their friendship. It is set in the backdrop of quaint dark jungles of Jharkhand with its centre story revolving around a reunion party that is brewing with fun, intimacy, hatred and past betrayal. MAFIA will toggle viewers with the actual game’s narrative and tactic on to the lives of six friends (players) turning this mystery drama into a faint psychological thriller. Will they have to confront and pay for their lies? Or will the players catch the mafia?

Directed by Birsa Dasgupta and Produced by Eskay Movies and created by Rohan Ghose and Aritra Sen, the show will feature Namit Das as Nitin, Tanmay Dhanania as Rishi, Isha M Saha as Ananya, Anindita Bose as Neha and Madhurima Roy as Tanya in pivotal roles.

Will this iconic party turn into their worst nightmare?

The date for the game is set for 10th July only on ZEE5.