Disney+ Hotstar launches a flurry of special shows and movies including reality shows

Disney+ Hotstar has introduced 18 Hotstar specials and multiplex titles for the next 12 months. That would be more than double the local language original on the Disney-owned streaming service. Sunil Ryan, President and Head of Disney Plus Hotstar gave this information in a virtual event on Tuesday.

18 new Hotstar specials are coming with big stars from across India. We have Ajay Devgn, Sushmita Sen, Shabana Azmi, Jacqueline Fernandez, Sanjay Dutt, Sonakshi Sinha, Saif Ali Khan, Kay Kay Menon, Shefali Shah, Kirti Kulhari, Dino Morea, Siddharth, Sathyaraj, Sarath Kumar, Tisca Chopra, Arjun Kapoor, There are many more big names including Richa Chadha, Pankaj Tripathi, Yami Gautam, Kunal Kapoor, Javed Jaffrey, Shashank Arora, Rajesh Tailang and Prateek Gandhi.

Behind the scenes the new box of Disney+ Hotstar Originals is packed with directors and audiences like Nikhil Advani, Neeraj Pandey, Ram Madhvani, Vipul Shah, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Habib Faisal, Nagesh Kukunoor, Rajesh Mapuskar, Siddharth Kumar Tiwari, Mitakshara Kumar. Disney+ Hotstar is now moving towards serving regional content. Ryan hinted that he would start with Tamil and Telugu languages.

In a prepared statement, Ryan said: “As you can see from the content slate, we are working tirelessly to bring relevant stories to our consumers, both in the original and in the local arena.
With our fresh slate of movies and shows, we are proud that India’s top stars and industry stalwarts have chosen to start with us and present stories. Combined with genre-defining high quality production, every watch in our content becomes a top notch.

Gaurav Banerjee, President of Star India for Hindi and English Entertainment said: “At Disney Star we believe in the power of great storytelling. We have always challenged convention and been at the forefront of content creation with powerful and category-defining stories ranging from strong women-centric narratives, mythology to history and contemporary stories. We are thrilled to expand our offering on Disney+ Hotstar by adding an incredible array of blockbuster movies and multilingual original series in Telugu and Tamil. “

Here’s how the 18 new originals came out: two Disney+ Hotstar multiplex films and 16 Hotstar special series, including 15 scripted ones and one reality TV show. We have known about some of them for some time. Scroll down or swipe up to learn more.

Hotstar Specials 15 new series

The Empire (releasing August) — a period action-drama series by Nikkhil Advani. It stars Kunal Kapoor, Dino Morea, Shabana Azmi and Drishti Dhami.

Rudra – The Edge of Darkness – This Indian offering takes on the BBC’s Idris Elba-led Luther Ka with Ajay Devgn and Esha Deol.
Ajay Devgn said in a prepared statement, “Today, the quality of entertainment delivered through digital platforms is remarkable and has opened avenues for filmmakers to experiment and scale-up. There has been a significant increase in the mass production of these projects over the years. My upcoming series Rudra – The Age of Darkness is bigger than anything I’ve done before. As an actor, I have always believed in reinventing myself with diverse roles to provide an engaging experience to the audience and, I am thrilled to embrace a new form of storytelling with Disney+ Hotstar. Am.”

Aarya Season 2 – Family Crime Drama starring Sushmita Sen

Human — Medical drama starring Shefali Shah and Kirti Kulhari
Six Suspects – Murder Mystery Starring Prateek Gandhi, Richa Chadha & Ashutosh Rana
Prateek Gandhi said, “Whether it is lean-back content or complex storylines, digital platforms have explored multiple formats to relay stories in exciting new ways. As an actor, it has given me the freedom to expand my horizons and work on stories and roles that challenge and teach me. Tigmanshu Dhulia has made some of my favorite films. It is an absolute honor to work with a legend like him on Six Suspects.”

City of Dreams season 2 – Political drama starring Priya Bapat, Atul Kulkarni, Ejaz Khan and Sachin Pilgaonkar

Escaype Live — This tech-thriller stars Sidharth, Javed Jaffrey and Ritwik Sahor.

Fear 1.0 — Supernatural thriller starring Tisca Chopra, Saurabh Shukla and Rajesh Tailang

Gharshana — Crime drama starring Naveen Chandra, Sarath Kumar and Jagapathi Babu

My Perfect Husband — family drama starring Sathyaraj

Family Matters — Mystery Thriller Starring Murali Sharma, Nandu, Akshara Gowda & Sonia Agarwal

Those Pricey Thakur Girls — romantic comedy starring Akshay Oberoi, Sahar Bamba, Raj Babbar and Poonam Dhillon

The Legend of Hanuman season 2 — Live animation series voiced by Sharad Kelkar

Criminal Justice season 3 — a crime drama series starring Pankaj Tripathi

Special Ops 1.5 — espionage thriller starring Kay Kay Menon

Hotstar Specials new reality TV show

Dance+ — Dance reality series with Remo D’Souza

Disney+ Hotstar Multiplex 2 new movies

Bhuj: The Pride of India (August 13) — War epic starring Ajay Devgn, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Nora Fatehi

Bhoot Police (September 17) — Horror comedy starring Saif Ali Khan, Arjun Kapoor, Jacqueline Fernandez and Yami Gautam


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