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Ekam release update: Rakshit Shetty to announce when and where to watch his debut Kannada web series production

Ekam, the first web series produced by Rakshit Shetty, will soon be available to stream

Ekam release update: Rakshit Shetty to announce when and where to watch his debut Kannada web series production
Prakash Raj, Prakash Thuminad, Shine Shetty and Raj B Shetty are among the cast members of Ekam, the web series produced by Rakshit Shetty

Last Updated: 09.54 PM, Jun 06, 2024


It was in November 2020 that actor-producer Rakshit Shetty announced that his Paramvah Studios would be backing a Kannada web series called Ekam. Rakshit got one of this Seven Odds writers, Sumanth Bhat, who is better known now as the director of the festival darling Mithya, on the job, along with Sandeep PS, for an 8-episode show called Ekam set in Karnataka’s coastal region.


Shine Shetty, who plays one of the pivotal characters had described Ekam as a series made in a language that knows no barriers. After an inordinate wait for an update on Ekam, on his birthday on June 6, Rakshit finally broke his silence and said that the release update of Ekam would be made on June 17. Sources say that the series, an anthology of different stories, will likely be on SonyLIV, although JioCinema is also a strong contender, given that Paramvah Studios has a good business rapport with the latter.

If Ekam makes it to SonyLIV, it will be the first Kannada original series on the platform. Rumour has it that the streamer has greenlit another Kannada web series that will head into production shortly. JioCinema, meanwhile, has the two Voot series, Honeymoon and By Mistake, as well as a direct release called Love You Abhi. Rakshit’s 777 Charlie (Kannada original) and Sakutumba Sametha are also on JioCinema.

In earlier interviews with the media, Sumanth had said that although the show is set in the Karavalli belt, exploring the place, its people, culture and cuisine, among others, the stories were universal and will appeal to audiences across languages.

Meanwhile, fans who were hoping for Rakshit to also make an announcement about his next directorial, Richard Anthony, were in for disappointment. There was radio silence from the actor-filmmaker on this front. He is said to be close to freezing on a final draft of the film, and his team is already in Udupi, scouting for locations. The film, he had said, would not be shot entirely in Udupi, as he has to recreate it as it was back in the 60s and 70s. 

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