Mumbai, November 18 (PTI) Actor Abhishek Bachchan, star of crime drama “Bob Biswas”, is scheduled to air on streaming service ZEE5 on December 3, the creators said Thursday.
Bob Biswas was a featured character in Sujoy Ghosh’s acclaimed 2012 thriller “Kahaani”, directed by Vidya Balan. Played by actor Saswata Chatterjee, Biswas was an LIC agent who moonlighted as a cold-blooded hitman.
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“Bob Biswas”, against a backdrop of a love story, depicts the double life led by the titular hitman, played by Bachchan.
Supported by Superstar Shah Rukh Khan’s Red Chillies Entertainment and Sujoy Ghosh’s Boundscript Production, the film is directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh.
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Sujoy Ghosh, who also wrote the film, said Bachchan made the character of Bob Biswas “cooler”.
“He’s a new ‘Bob Biswas’, he’s like all of us. In life we all have different roles to play, whether as a parent, spouse or friend and in each role we are. equally responsible and accountable.
“This is Bob’s world, where he tries to cope with each role as his life unfolds in front of him. Creating this world and Bob was super exciting and having Abhishek on board made the movie even more so. cool. I sincerely hope the audience enjoys what they see, “the filmmaker said in a statement.
Manish Kalra, Commercial Director of ZEE5 India, said the team is happy to present the spin-off of a popular character to the public.
“We are sure that Abhishek’s unique portrayal of the character will capture people’s imaginations and stay with them,” Kalra said.
The film, which was shot in Calcutta, also stars Chitrangda Singh.
Gaurav Verma, producer and COO at Red Chillies Entertainment, said “Bob Biswas” is an attempt by the production house to bring “compelling stories” to all platforms and to support new talent.
“‘Bob Biswas’ is one more step in that direction. It’s a unique movie, a character spin-off, something we’ve never attempted before. It was exciting working with Diya, who is became a director full of promise in her very first film.
“Together with production partner Sujoy Ghosh, we are delighted to bring ‘Bob Biswas’ to viewers via ZEE5,” said Verma.
Diya Annapurna Ghosh said she had a fantastic experience designing “Bob Biswas”, a crime drama that has a “love story in its essence”.
“This movie came to me in 2020, which has been one of the most difficult times of our lives. I was fortunate to have a fabulous set of actors like Abhishek and Chitrangda, among others, who gave it their all.
“With the support of my entire team, Red Chillies Entertainment and Boundscript, we did manage to make ‘Bob Biswas’ anyway and I am very grateful to them,” she added.
The film is produced by Gauri Khan, Sujoy Ghosh and Verma.
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