SP Prithvi Singh is back – only this time the hunter has become the hunted. After a ground-breaking Season 1 that left audiences on the hook, Hotstar Specials is set to up the ante of crime thrillers in India with the launch of Hostages Season 2.
As the plan of killing CM Handa (Dalip Tahil) in Season 1 goes awry, audiences were left guessing about Prithvi Singh’s (Ronit Bose Roy) next move. The story now begins shortly after revealing that CM Handa is indeed alive and Prithvi Singh has kidnapped the politician, but an unfortunate chain of events ends up making Prithvi a hostage himself. Sudhir Mishra returns this time as a Series Director along with Sachin Mamta Krishn as Director.
As the story picks up steam, it introduces a whole new set of characters, each with their own agenda and complicated reason for being involved in the murky situation surrounding CM Handa’s kidnapping.
Ronit Bose Roy reprises his role of protagonist SP Prithvi Singh who is caught in the eye of the storm and is trying to find a way out of this hostage situation. Joining the ensemble cast are actors Divya Dutta, Dino Morea, Shibani Dandekar, Shweta Basu Prasad, Shilpa Shukla, Amit Sial and Kanwaljit Singh. Also making a come-back from the previous season are actors Dalip Tahil, Surya Sharma, Aashim Gulati, Anangsha Biswas and Mohan Kapur.
Talking about the project, Sudhir Mishra, Series Director shares, “Hostages franchise is very close to my heart because of the unexpected nature of the narrative – it’s explosive, twisted and will catch everyone by surprise! As a storyteller that’s exactly the kind of work that I thrive on. Hostages Season 2 marks a journey with an intriguing turn of events and brings new faces, new secrets and new mysteries for the audience to explore and enjoy. DOP turned Director Sachin Krishn has done a fantastic job.”
Actor Ronit Bose Roy added, “It’s humbling to know that my character Prithvi Singh has found so much love and affection, even though he technically was the antagonist. For me personally, I wanted to go beyond my own performance from the previous season and really explore the depths of this intense character where he goes from being entirely in control to losing that control and finding himself in a situation he can’t find a way out of. Hostages Season 2 is a finely crafted masterpiece and I’m eager to know what else is in store for Prithvi”
On the other side, Divya Dutta shares, “It’s been a joyride though being in this show. For me, it’s about bringing alive characters that are strong and memorable. Playing a hostage negotiator you realize how tough that job is – one wrong move and someone’s life could be in danger. It has been a satisfying journey though.“
“It’s not every day that you get to play the role of an ice-cold assassin. Gone are the day when villains looked the part with heavy-duty ammunition and a big troupe. Now it’s all about subtlety – being precise, silent and getting the job done discreetly like a ninja. There is more focus on reaction than action, and that is what I love so much about Hostages Season 2,” Dino Morea concluded.
Hotstar Specials presents Hostages Season 2 is produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Banijay Asia and is set to launch on 9th September 2020 only on Disney+ Hotstar VIP in seven languages.