Shabana Azmi, Shefali Shah to reunite after 14 years for medical thriller web series, produced by Vipul Shah

Shabana Azmi and Shefali Shah last starred in Aparna Sen's 2005 film 15 Park Avenue but did not have any scenes together

FP Staff June 25, 2019 11:27:11 IST
Shabana Azmi, Shefali Shah to reunite after 14 years for medical thriller web series, produced by Vipul Shah

Mumbai | Shabana Azmi and Shefali Shah will be seen together in a web series, a medical thriller, to be produced by Vipul Shah. This series is reportedly inspired by real life events whose occurrences that take place in hospitals with Shefali Shah portraying the role of a doctor and Shabana Azmi essaying the role of her boss and the owner of the hospital.

Shabana Azmi Shefali Shah to reunite after 14 years for medical thriller web series produced by Vipul Shah

Shabana Azmi, Shefali Shah | Twitter

Mozez Singh, who directed Vicky Kaushal-starrer Zubaan, is co-writing the series with Aligarh fame Ishani Banerjee.

"It's a web series for OTT platform and it will have multiple seasons. The hard-hitting series will address all the wrong doings and scams in the medical world. And its a real joy to have two very talented actresses, Shabana ji on-board along with Shefali Shah," Vipul Shah said in a statement to Press Trust of India.

While talking about the project to Mumbai Mirror, Vipul reveled that he had started developing the project as a film, only to realise later that the subject he is aiming to incorporate would not fit in such a short time-frame. "The show will revolve around their characters and the unique, conflicted relationship they share.” he added.

While Shefali, who won a lot of critical acclaim for her performance in Netflix original Delhi Crime, said she is thrilled to collaborate with Azmi.

"It's an extremely important and pertinent topic that any sensitive person would relate to and has to be shown. Besides that creatively it's a huge high for me. To be a part of a powerful story and playing an extremely complex character and it's my privilege and honour of work with Shabana ji. It's my first time with her and I can't wait to dive straight into it. And to top it Vipul's producing it," Shefali said.

Shabana and Shefali, last starred in Aparna Sen's 2005 film 15 Park Avenue but did not have any scenes together.

The makers of the thriller are yet to lock the director for the untitled web series.

(With inputs from Press Trust of India)

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