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The Disney+Hotstar thriller series also stars Siddharth, Sumedh Mudgalkar, Swastika Mukherjee, Plabita Borthakur, Ritvik Sahore and Waluscha De Sousa among others.
Last Updated: 10.06 AM, May 05, 2022
Jaaved Jaaferi, who was last seen in Season 2 of Never Kiss Your Best Friend, will next be appearing in a prominent role in the Disney+ Hotstar series, Escaype Live. It is one of the most anticipated series that revolves around a group of digital content creators who are competing to create viral material to win a tournament, hosted by the new trendy app, Escaype Live.
Recently, Jafferi opened up about the series, directed and co-written by Siddharth Kumar Tewary. Artists throughout their careers work on multiple projects, but there are times when some of these find a different connection owing to the makers and their vision. Jaaved Jaaferi who plays the role of Ravi Gupta, the CEO of Escaype Live, feels the same about Siddharth Kumar Tewary. In a statement, Jafferi recalled meeting him for a brief. He said when he first met him, he had read a brief synopsis of the show and found it interesting. But it was when he met him and explored the series and its characters further that he found it even more amazing. "I loved his vision, the way he saw this as a writer. And as a Director as well. He has got an eye for detail and perfection. A lot of people as directors would be more technical but being a writer, he understands the emotions and psychology behind the characters and that really helps when a director can give an input to an actor on what he is looking for and how an actor should approach the character," he said adding that he is one of the few directors that he enjoyed interacting and developing his character with.
He added, "I think he has a very bright future and this series is fantastic and will put him on the map!”
Meanwhile, the series Escaype Live is a fictional story, co-authored by Jaya Mishra with Siddharth Kumar Tewary. The story features a bunch of content creators, with different paths but one goal - to produce viral content to emerge victorious in a life-changing competition, announced by the hottest new app in the country called Escaype Live. The series is also produced by Siddharth Kumar Tewary under the banner of One Life Studios. The nine-episodic series focuses on the human tendency to be competitive and their drive to succeed. The other cast members include Siddharth, Shweta Tripathi Sharma, Swastika Mukherjee, Plabita Borthakur, Waluscha D’Souza, Ritvik Sahore, Sumedh Mudgalkar, Geetika Vidya Ohlyan, Jagjeet Sandhu, Rohit Chandel and child actor Aadyaa Sharma, amongst others.
The essence of the series explores the lengths content creators and tech giants are willing to travel to achieve their aspirations. The series will start streaming on the OTT platform from May 20.