ZEE5 and Shabina Khan (producer of blockbusters like Rowdy Rathore and Gabbar Is Back), have bought the rights to Aroon Raman’s book Skyfire. The collaboration will result in the making of India’s first-of-its-kind sci-fi web series. Bollywood stars Prateik Babbar and Sonal Chauhan have been roped in for the upcoming project. It will be directed by Soumik Sen and feature Jisshu Sengupta in a negative role.
Catch Prateik’s latest performance in Mulk here:
Mulk actor Prateik will be seen as journalist Chandrasekhar, while Sonal plays historian Meenakshi Pirzada. Jisshu Sengupta shall play a negative character. Babumoshai Bandookbaaz fame Jatin Goswami shall make an appearance too. Speaking about her new venture, Paltan actress Sonal told a leading daily, “I wanted to get into the web space, but I hadn’t found anything satisfactory. When Shabina told me about this series, I was instantly interested. I had not read the book then but now, we have been doing our readings together. I have now read the book twice. It’s an interesting concept about weather control and is in the sci-fi space. It’s going to mess with people’s heads. It’s an issue that needs to be thought about; it’s scary but fascinating.”
What is Skyfire about?
It is May 2012. India gets hit by a series of freaky weather disturbances and startling epidemics that threaten to bring the country to a standstill. On the other hand, instances of children disappearing from the slums in the capital become rampant but nobody pays attention. Unravelling the mystery behind these strange and seemingly unrelated incidents, journalist Chandrasekhar, historian Meenakshi Pirzada and intelligence operative Syed Ali Hassan embark upon a trail that leads them into the drawing rooms of Delhi’s plush society resembling all gloss n glam. A terrifying climax in Bhutan is marked by the characters coming face-to-face with a force of unspeakable power and evil.
Skyfire premiers on ZEE5 soon! In the meantime, let us know if you are excited to watch Prateik Babbar, Sonal Chauhan, Jatin Goswami and Jisshu Sengupta in the upcoming web series.
Don’t forget to add Ranveer Singh’s blockbuster film Simmba to your weekend binge, now streaming on ZEE5!