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Koi Baat Chale: Seema Pahwa’s new dramatic reading series premieres on ZEE5 today

The new series includes teleplays by Manoj Pahwa, Vinay Pathak, Sadiya Siddiqui and Vivaan Shah, among others

Koi Baat Chale: Seema Pahwa’s new dramatic reading series premieres on ZEE5 today

The new anthology of teleplays is helmed by Seema Pahwa

  • Reema Gowalla

Last Updated: 07.46 AM, Jun 09, 2023


Theatre on OTT? Yes, you heard that right! Remember how many frowned upon the idea of ‘digital’ or ‘cyber’ theatre during the pandemic, arguing that plays are a community art form best enjoyed when performed on stage in front of a live audience. While that remains the truth, there’s no harm in exploring the medium through a different lens, isn’t it? Speaking of the latest, noted actress and filmmaker Seema Bhargava Pahwa’s new dramatic reading series - titled Koi Baat Chale - is premiering today on ZEE5, in what can be described as theatre’s transition from stage to screen, as these new plays are now streaming on OTT.

Describing Koi Baat Chale as a ‘new dramatic reading experience’, the Gangubai Kathiawadi actor shared on social media that the series includes plays by six different writers - Manoj Pahwa (Toba Tek Singh), Vinay Pathak (Idgah), Vineet Kumar (Mammad Bhai), Sadiya Siddiqui (Hatak), Gopal Datt (Ek Film Katha) and Vivaan Shah (Gulli Danda). A Kopal Theatre presentation, these plays are inspired by the works of Harishankar Parsai, Saadat Hasan Manto and Munshi Premchand.  

Taking to Instagram, Seema wrote: “Happy to share with you KOPAL THEATRE present KOI BAAT CHALE now on ZEE 5 9TH JUNE Please watch stories from 6 different writers,6 different actors. MANOJ PAHWA-toba take Singh. VINAY pATHAK - eidgaah VINIT KUMAR - mmadbhai. SADIYA SIDDAQI -Hatak GOPAL DATTA-filmy katha. VIVAAN SHAAH - gully danda @zeetheatre @kopalproductions @manukritip @mayankpahwa_13 @sawantank_official @sanahkapur15 @manoj__pahwa429 @pathakvinay @vineetskumars @itssadiyasiddiqui @gopaldatt @thesurrealvivaanshah @attar_singh_saini @dollyahluwalia @parijatpoddar @rengineer07 @dimplevc15 #literature #work #writers #creature #actors #performance (sic)”. Meanwhile, Gunehgaar - starring Gajraj Rao, Shweta Basu Prasad and Sumeet Vyas - is also premiering as part of Koi Baat Chale on ZEE5 today. 

In terms of her upcoming films, Seema will be seen next in Raaj Shaandilyaa’s dramedy Dream Girl 2, starring Ayushmann Khurrana, Ananya Panday, Annu Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Vijay Raaz, Asrani, Abhishek Banerjee and Manjot Singh. The movie is a ‘spiritual’ sequel to Dream Girl, released in 2019.