Choona on Netflix: Namit Das calls it a humorous game of wits
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Choona on Netflix: Namit Das calls it a humorous game of wits

The upcoming heist comedy is expected to stream on Netflix this year.

Shilpa S
Aug 10, 2021
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Actor Namit Das has opened up about his latest venture, the upcoming Netflix heist-comedy Choona. He has revealed his excitement about the new show, while talking about its suspenseful atmosphere and humour, according to Daijiworld.

Choona, which had started filming before the onset of the pandemic, revolves around the story of how a group of wildly different people band together to take revenge upon a corrupt politician, who caused them misery. The series is set in Uttar Pradesh and reportedly will be based on the state politics.

Poster for Choona

Calling it a ‘game of wits’ rife with humour, Namit Das talked about how the most exciting element of Choona is unearthing the layers of who the deceivers are and the forms of deception. He also gave insight into the title of the show, which he said is a metaphor for the main theme of the series - the art of deception. This kind of crookedness, according to him, is used by the characters to make headway throughout the course of the series. He also called it a ‘pacey ride’ and mentioned how clever the manoeuvres on it were as well.

The actor also reassured his fans that the shoot was in adherence to all COVID-19 protocols and that shooting on a real location felt ‘liberating’.

Choona is directed by Pushpendra Nath Misra, known for the series Taj Mahal 1989 and Ghoomketu. The filmmaker had earlier referred to the upcoming show as ‘the perfect blend’ of heist and comedy, set in an Indian context. He had also lavished praise on the talent roped in for the series.

In addition to Namit Das, the series also features the acting prowess of Jimmy Sheirgill, Monika Panwar, Aashim Gulati, Gyanendra Tripathi, Chandan Roy, Vikram Kochhar, Atul Srivastava and Niharika Lyra Dutt.

Choona is slated to be released on Netflix sometime later this year.

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