Disney+ Hotstar marks the global celebrations of Disney+ Day by giving viewers a glimpse into its upcoming Indian content. The platform today unveiled the teasers of three new Indian shows – Aar Ya Paar, Lootere, and Taaza Khabar, promising an exciting content lineup for the fans to enjoy.
Aar Ya Paar, which marks celebrated director Siddharth Sengupta’s second venture with Disney+ Hotstar, brings a tribal man’s struggle against the modern world and its corrupt political and financial machinery. It features a talented cast comprising Aditya Rawal, Sumeet Vyas, Patralekhaa, Ashish Vidyarthi and Shilpa Shukla.
Bringing an all-new take on destiny and life, Lootere carries on national award-winning director Hansal Mehta’s saga of telling stories based on real-life characters or incidents. The series revolves around the lives of The Jadhavs, who migrated from Bihar to Molo in Kenya but were caught in the fierce ethnic conflicts in the country. The series is directed by Jai Mehta and stars versatile actors such as Vivek Gomber, Rajat Kapoor, Amruta Khanvilkar, Gaurav Sharma, Chandan Roy Sanyal, Preetika Chawla and others.
Taaza Khabar, directed by Himank Gaur marks popular YouTuber Bhuvan Bam’s OTT debut, brings the story of a Mumbai-based sanitation worker’s life. The show, which also stars Shriya Pilgaonkar, JD Chakravarthy, Deven Bhojani, Prathamesh Parab and others, depicts class-based poverty and the human desire to lead a better life.
Siddharth Sengupta, showrunner of upcoming Hotstar Specials Aar Ya Paar, said, “Unique stories are finding their way to viewers, and I am excited for my first association with Disney+ Hotstar to bring to the forefront Aar Ya Paar’s distinct tale. It takes me back to the familiar waters of the episodic format of narrating a story, which I enjoy the most. The fact that this series walks a fine line between action and drama makes it a captivating watch. Excited to see how viewers react to it.”
Expressing his excitement on his first project with Disney+ Hotstar, showrunner Hansal Mehta said, “This association with Disney+ Hotstar is a special one for two reasons: One, it is directed by my son Jai. Two, Disney+ Hotstar as a platform is known to bring to life some amazing and out-of-the-box stories. Lootere explores a story of survival and struggle of a crew of a merchant ship at a time when hope is blurring. We are excited to bring this thrilling story to the audience very soon”
Actor and content creator Bhuvan Bam, who marks his OTT debut with Taaza Khabar, said, “I mark a new milestone in my career with Disney+ Hotstar with a story that is packed with action, emotion, and life’s comedy. My character, Vasya’s story, brings out the ironies of society in a manner that makes you wonder about the ways magic and miracles happen. Also, this new avatar is completely different from all the roles I have taken up.”
Disney+ Day is an annual celebration of the Disney+ global community that debuted in 2021 and features content premieres from the streaming service’s marquee brands, special experiences and offers for subscribers and fans, and more. This year, Disney+ Day returns on Thursday, September 8th, leading into D23 Expo: The Ultimate Disney Fan Event presented by Visa in Anaheim, CA.