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Raveena Tandon Makes Her Digital Debut



Raveena Tandon

Raveena Tandon is all set  to take the OTT route with  a slick new  horror thriller entitled  Aranyak. Interestingly Raveena was not at  all keen  on going digital until the  series’ producers Siddharth Roy Kapur persuaded her that  the  OTT  was  the   present and future of cinema.

Raveena  plays    a  tough uncompromising cop named  Kasturi Dogra who  is  called to crack a  murder case  when a foreigner is slayed. Raveena   had to undergo  a rigorous regime  of  rehearsals to get her cop’s  body language and other details right.

“I didn’t want to look  fake in that  revered khaki  uniform,” Raveena  says  , adding that Aranyak was one  of  her most challenging roles.

Having  talented  co-stars  like Meghna  Malik and  Ashutosh Rana  helped Raveena  get to the  crux of  her  character.  Parambrata Chatterjee who has  made a career  in Hindi cinema playing the supporting role to  female heroes   Vidya Balan in Kahaani, Anushka Sharma in Pari  is  Raveena’s partner  in  crime-solving

Aranyak starts  streaming from December 10. Curiously Rohan Sippy, son  of  the illustrious  Ramesh Sippy, is billed  in Aranyak as “showrunner”. What on earth  does that mean, specially since someone else (Vinayak Vaikul) is credited as  director?

As Nawazuddin Siddiqui  recently  observed producing  OTT content has become  a dhanda(racket)  for big production houses. Some  of these  producers are signing multi -crore  deals with the big streaming platforms.As per  these deals production houses are  supposed to provide  multiple  serials over  a  specific time-frame.

I hope “showrunner” Rohan  Sippy has something worthwhile to offer in Aranyak.  Audiences are in no  mood for trash.

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