Adding another feather in its cap of varied offerings, Disney+ Hotstar is launching a bouquet of snackable shows that will pack a punch by delivering king-sized entertainment in small doses. These short-format titles will provide easy viewing entertainment without compromising on the quality. Bringing together some of today’s most popular names in digital entertainment, these shows will feature versatile actors including Mandira Bedi, Vidya Malavade, Poonam Dhillon, Barkha Singh, Tanuj Virwani, Vikram Singh Chauhan, Sandeepa Dhar, Rahul Bagga, Sid Makkar, Dipannita Sharma, Nauheed Cyrusi, Rajeshwari Sachdev, Paresh Pahuja, Vrajesh Hirjee, Veebha Anand, Anupriya Goenka, Shreyas Talpade, Bidita Bag, Mohan Kapur, Rajendra Gupta, Brijendra Kala, Rajesh Khera, Sahil Vaid, Kriti Vij, Shantanu Anam, Pranay Manchanda, Manik Papneja, Sayandeep Sengupta, Sahil Shah, Ahan Nirban, Sonia Balani, Arun Sharma, Paritosh Tripathi, Sharat Sonu, Ruchi Malviya amongst others.
Ranging across genres including crime, thriller, comedy, romance and more, the titles include ‘Mukesh Jasoos’, ‘Bamini and Boys’, ‘Murder Meri Jaan’, ‘Teen Do Paanch’, ‘Six’, ‘Shit, Yaar’!’, ‘Bhopal to Vegas’, ‘Hamara Bar Happy Hour’, ‘Crime Next Door’, ‘Chattis Aur Maina’ and ‘Ankahi Ansuni: Jhaagi Files’. Starting May 7, new episodes of these titles will be released every day on Disney+ Hotstar.
Chattis Aur Maina starring Sandeepa Dhar and Vikram Singh Chauhan – An empowering love story of Chattis and Maina – two people who are like chalk and cheese, in a brimming town called Dhooppur with quirky yet endearing residents. As the lead of ‘Visphotak Angels’ the dance troupe that has come to town for the wedding season, ‘Rani Angel’ aka Maina, has run-ins with the neighborhood good boy, Chattis, the son of a local failed politician Mehak Singh, while all the townsfolk love and hate her in turns. Will Maina and Chattis take a liking to each other and achieve their respective dreams, or will they become pawns in Mehak Singh’s agenda of reviving his failed political career. Will it be a happily ever after for Maina and Chattis or will life chart a different route for them?
Sandeepa Dhar, who will play a pivotal role in Chattis Aur Maina said, “My character Maina in Chattis Aur Maina is an independent, career-oriented, and quirky girl who is stubborn about the way she lives her life. Supporting herself since she was 18, she is conscious about the important things in life and even looks out for her girl gang of dancers. I loved playing this role, and am very excited to see how audiences react to it.”
Six starring Mandira Bedi, Nauheed Cyrusi, Dipannita Sharma and Sid Makkar – Kashish Sura, a well-off businessman, settled and successful, gets murdered in the wee hours of the night as the world welcomes the new year. As the murder mystery unveils, the investigating officers led by Ruhana Dhulaap, find six threads to this case i.e Kashish’s six women, all unaware of each other’s existence. If he met all them on the fateful day he was killed, who is the killer and what was the motive exactly?
Mandira Bedi, who plays a pivotal role in Six, said, “The genre of a murder mystery is very close to my heart – I loved the script in the first reading itself, and I really took to the show and character! The series is so fast-paced and nerve-wracking, that it’ll keep audiences on the edge of their seats right till the end. I had to play a serious role as an investigating officer, something that I was pining to do. I can say for sure, this one’s going to have you glued all the way till you find out what happens.”
Shreyas Talpade, who will feature in Teen Do Paanch shared his excitement ahead of the launch and said, ”Disney+ Hotstar’s bite-sized format of entertainment is extremely convenient with the added advantage of their trademark unconventional stories. Teen Do Paanch is a rib-tickling comedy about a young couple who want a child but end up with five, and I can’t wait for it to make people laugh since there is no better feeling when one is able to cheer people up with your work.”
Disney+ Hotstar viewers can now enjoy an exciting array of high-quality short-format content for free at a scale that’s never been seen before.
Stay tuned for Disney+ Hotstar’s all new line-up of snackable shows, starting May 7!