Viu, the video-on-demand service owned by PCCW Media, has revealed its original shows with Vikram Bhatt, the Indian film director, producer and screenwriter. The names and star cast of the shows has also been unveiled.
‘Gehraiyaan’ and ‘Spotlight’ will be premiered this month in India, as well as in the Middle East and South East Asia. The two shows are co-produced by Viu, Vikram Bhatt and Culture Machine, as announced earlier by nextindia.com.
‘Gehraiyaan’ is an urban supernatural thriller starring Trishaan Maini and Kajal Pisal, alongside Sanjeeda Sheikh and Vatsal Sheth. On the other hand, the other show, ‘Spotlight’, revolves around a girl (Tridha Choudhury), overcoming the odds to make her way to the B-Town. Also featuring in the show, are Arif Zakaria, Sid Makkar, Krunal Pandit and Rajesh Khera.
Vuclip President and COO Arun Prakash commented: “Our approach to Viu Originals is anchored in a deep-rooted philosophy that creativity is best delivered direct to consumers undiluted, which is very unlike conventional movie production or broadcaster shows […] We have a number of exciting local Original line-ups this year for our global markets, including Indonesia, Malaysia, India and the rest of South East Asia”.
Vikram Bhatt said: “To entertain the millennials of today, you need a concept that is refreshingly different, a script that is gripping and talent that can bring the script to life, making the audience come back for more. Both productions, which will be launched next month on Viu, are unique and aim to strike a chord with the digital audience”.