Mumbai, July 3 (IANS) Actors Varun Sharma, Manjot Singh and Tanya Maniktala opened up for their upcoming web series “Chutzpah” on Saturday.
The show is about how the Internet can lead to digital transformation of human identity, and it ties five stories with thread on the Internet, a medium that can be harmful or beneficial.
“Chutzpah” reunites Varun and Manjot, who had previously worked together in the “Fukrey” movies. They star in the cast of Tanya Maniktala, who starred in Mira Nair’s series “A Suitable Boy” last year, and Elnaaz Norouzi, who was recently seen in the OTT-released film “Hello Charlie”.
“The Internet and social media have become an integral part of life, to the extent that people even change personality to seek validation. I’m excited to make my OTT debut with a great entertainer like ‘Chutzpah’, ”said Varun.
Added Manjot: “It’s an interesting and thoroughly entertaining story about five individuals connected by a story via the internet. I’m sure it will take us back to some of the ‘chutzpah’ moments in our lives. I had a whale at once that reunited me with my ‘Fukrey’ gang and we are ready to create the same madness again. ”
“Interestingly enough, it was a different experience to shoot for‘ Chutzpah ’because most of us had shot to their respective scenes in isolation by simply communicating with each other online. For the first time, my co-star was actually a screen! The fun that everyone had during the filming of the show has been very well reflected on the screen, ”Manjot added.
Tanya opened up about her character and said: “One of the main reasons to make the film, besides a good script and a brilliant team, is my character. I thoroughly enjoyed portraying my part because it is completely different from my personality. As an actor, that’s the challenge, and you look forward to portraying someone you are not. It was a great experience to share screen space with my talented co-stars. ”
Directed by Simarpreet Singh, the web series is created by Mrighdeep Singh Lamba.
Lamba said: “Working on this series has been a wonderful and unique experience. In addition to collaborating with Varun Sharma and Manjot Singh, I had the pleasure of working with some exceptionally talented actors on this show like Gautam Mehra, Tanya Maniktala, Elnaaz Norouzi and Kshitij Chauhan. We wanted to come up with an entertaining story that highlights reality in its true essence. And this is how ‘Chutzpah’ is created.
The series is set to premiere on July 23 at SonyLIV.
ila / vnc