Indian Remake of ‘The Office’ to Premiere on Hotstar
The Indian remakes of British television drama Criminal Justice and Israeli crime thriller Hostages will air on OTT platform Hotstar. Apart from these, The Office and City of Dreams are a part of the initial slate from Applause Entertainment for Hotstar Specials.
Tigmanshu Dhulia and Vishal Furia's Criminal Justice, will feature Vikrant Massey, Pankaj Tripathi, Mita Vashisht, Anupriya Goenka and Jackie Shroff in leading roles. Rohan Sippy, Debbie Rao and Vivek Bhushan have helmed the Indian adaptation of the international cult comedy The Office, which features an exciting ensemble cast.
City of Dreams, a Mumbai-set political drama, has Nagesh Kukunoor directing Atul Kulkarni, Sachin Pilgaonkar, Eijaz Khan, Priya Bapat and Siddharth Chandekar.
Hostages is directed by Sudhir Mishra with Ronit Roy, Tisca Chopra and Parvin Dabas playing pivotal parts.
Sameer Nair, CEO, Applause Entertainment, said Hotstar is a perfect platform for their offerings. "We hope to entertain their audiences, to contribute in a small way to help achieve their business objectives and to ink a deeper, longer-term creative relationship with them," Nair said.
Hotstar Specials, slated to launch starting March, will be available in seven Indian languages.