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ZEE5 to premiere ‘Rangbaaz’ globally on 22 Dec - nairrk - 12-19-2018

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MUMBAI: Over the top (OTT) platform ZEE5’s action-packed show ‘Rangbaaz’ is all set to premiere globally across 190+ countries on 22nd December. Inspired by real-life events, the nine-episode web series shows the journey of one of the most feared gangsters from Uttar Pradesh in the 90s.

The show features a stellar cast Saqib Saleem, Aahana Kumra, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ranvir Shorey and Ravi Kishan. Directed by Bhav Dhulia, written by Siddharth Mishra and produced by JAR Pictures.

Set against the rustic background of India’s heartland, the UP of the 90s, Rangbaaz revolves around the story of Shiv Prakash Shukla, played by Saqib Saleem. It revolves around a man engaging in the dark and dirty world of crime and shows the human side of one of the most feared gangsters of the region from the ’90s.

ZEE5 India CEO Tarun Katial said, “After a phenomenal year, we are now closing on a high with the launch of Rangbaaz, an action-packed series. Our ongoing research has indicated huge interest among our audience for series inspired or based on true life incidents. While this show is based on characters in North India, it is essentially a universal story and would resonate with our audiences across the country. Rangbaaz has a mix of strong and relatable characters played by class actors, and we are confident that it will get us a phenomenal response from across the nation. And to support this initiative we have launched a multi-media marketing campaign that is quite unlike anything that anybody has seen before from us.”

Bhav Dhulia, Director said, “Rangbaaz has been interesting and challenging for me. We had to show Shiv Prakash Shukla as one of the most feared gangsters of the region from the ’90s as well as his human side. It was a fantastic experience working with a power-packed and unique ensemble cast like Tigmanshu Dhulia, Ravi Kishan, Ranvir Shorey, Saqib, and Aahana.”