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Manoj Bajpayee to star in Abhishek Chaubey's black-comedy Netflix series?

The Family Man actor has been over the moon with the tremendous response to the sequel of his Amazon Prime Original which released last week.

Vaibhavi
Jun 08, 2021
 
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Manoj Bajpayee has been gathering a lot of praise thanks to his Amazon Prime series, The Family Man 2. With the second season of The Family Man dropping to great reviews from critics and audiences alike, Bajpayee has strengthened his position as one of the most popular digital stars in today’s times. Delighted by the praise he has been receiving for his role as Srikant Tiwari in the popular web series, it seems like Bajyapee will be seen in quite a few OTT projects in the coming days. The first one is likely to be another web series for Netflix.

As per a report on PeepingMoon.com, director Abhishek Chaubey, who previously worked on critically acclaimed projects like Ishqiya, Udta Punjab and Sonchiriya, is set to helm a Netflix series that will feature Manjoj Bajpyaee in the lead role. The yet-untitled series is reported to be a black comedy set in South India and will rope in an ensemble cast with a mix of both North and South Indian actors. The series is also reported to have a strong female lead whose name is yet to be revealed. The characters of the show are supposed to be similar to those in Chaubey's previous project Ishqiya.

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A still from Netflix film, Ray.

The Netflix show was scheduled to begin production in September this year, however, it is likely to be postponed due to the pandemic. The series will mark the third collaboration between Chaubey and Bajpayee after Sonchiriya and the upcoming Netflix anthology, Ray. The Netflix anthology is set to premiere on June 25.

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