The actor clarified that his upcoming show isn't aimed at any section of society and is completely fictional
Noticing the wave of controversies that have engulfed shows like Tandav, The Family Man 2, show-makers across the country are increasingly trying to play safe with their creative choices and not invite uncalled for attention. For the same reason, the makers of the Telugu OTT show In the Name of God (to premiere on aha) were initially sceptical about their title and finalised it with some element of hesitation. To avoid any possible risk or outrage the title could generate, the lead actor of the show Priyadarshi has starred in a promotional video that's as good as a disclaimer.
"All the characters and situations in In The Name of God are purely fictional. This isn't aimed at disrespecting the sentiments of any religion, group, class or sect. Parental discretion is advised while watching it," Priyadarshi said in a video that aha released across their social media handles yesterday. God in the context of the show is expected to be a metaphorical reference and not a direct one. The gangster drama is a raw mix of crime, romance, betrayal and more. The show brings together Priyadarshi, Nandini Rai, Posani Krishna Murali in significant roles.
Veteran filmmaker Suresh Krissna is making his debut in the OTT space as a producer with In the Name of God. "It was a call from Allu Aravind (the founder of aha) that made this happen. He wanted an edgy thriller for the platform and was immediately impressed when the director Vidyasaagar narrated a quirky script," he had said. The show has been shot in the interiors of Rajahmundry and Hyderabad. While this is Priyadarshi's second project on aha after Mail, Nandini Rai has already been part of aha's Metro Kathalu. In The Name of God is tentatively expected to release on June 18.