Abhishek Bachchan is not keen to produce a web show right away
Bollywood actor Abhishek Bachchan will next be seen making his digital debut in the second season of Amazon’s series ‘Breathe’. The ‘Manmarziyaan’ actor has reportedly started shooting for the drama, where he will be seen opposite Saiyami Kher. It is to be noted that ‘Breathe’ is the second Indian original web series after a cricket drama ‘Inside Edge’, which was streamed in 2017.
When Jr Bachchan was asked about the same, he told DNA, “I have a varied selection that I enjoy and I watch several at a time.” Abhishek had earlier expressed his wish to produce content for a streaming platform in future. When Bachchan was asked, will he produce web show anytime soon, ‘Guru’ star said, “Sure, but not right now.”
Meanwhile, the premise of the ‘Breathe 2’ has not been revealed yet, the story of the drama revolves around ordinary men faced with extraordinary circumstances. In the first season of ‘Breathe’, we saw a father (South Indian actor R. Madhavan) desperately trying to save his son from succumbing to deadly lung disease.
The second season of the drama will continue to be directed by Mayank Sharma, who also happens to be show’s writer along with Bhavani Iyer, Vikram Tuli and Arshad Syed. “While I am very excited to enter the world of digital content, it is important that, creatively, the material must excite me as much or more,” Bachchan told The Hollywood Reporter, adding that the ‘Breathe’s storyline greatly appealed to him.
The 42-year-old star is the latest from the Bollywood industry to debut on the digital platform after the success of ‘Breathe’ and Netflix’s ‘Sacred Games’, which starred Saif Ali Khan and Nawazudding Siddiqui in lead roles. The ‘Breathe’ is already in production and will be available on Amazon Prime Video. The release date of the drama has not been revealed yet.