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Shahid Kapoor-Vijay Sethupathi's Farzi a big hit internationally, Raj and DK say 'We are grateful'

Farzi stars Shahid Kapoor, Vijay Sethupathi, Raashi Khanna, Kay Kay Menon and Amol Palekar. 

Shahid Kapoor-Vijay Sethupathi's Farzi a big hit internationally, Raj and DK say 'We are grateful'
Vijay Sethupathi and Shahid Kapoor in the first-look posters of Farzi

Last Updated: 06.10 PM, Feb 17, 2023


Amazon Prime Video's latest Hindi series Farzi seems to have found a lot of takers beyond India. The series seems to be among the top choices of Prime Video subscribers in the U.S., UK, Canada, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand and Malaysia. 

 “Farzi’s phenomenal success is a testament to the growing global popularity of Indian content, and helps us shine the spotlight on India’s world-class, quintessential and diverse storytelling cultures. We are delighted to have worked with the maverick duo Raj & DK again, and with such an incredible cast," said Sushant Sreeram, Director – SVOD Business, Prime Video, India.

The show's creators Raj and DK said they were "overwhelmed" by the appreciation that the series was garnering from the worldwide audience. “We are elated and overwhelmed by the fantastic response the show has received across the board. The stellar cast did an amazing job, we are grateful that we could get them all in one show! All this love from the audience motivates us to continue to work hard and create compelling content!," said the filmmaker duo in a statement. 

Farzi, which is Hindi for fake, is an eight-episode series that tells the story of a struggling painter and his rise as a superstar in the world of counterfeit currency. The series features Bollywood star Shahid Kapoor in the lead. And Shahid's performance was appreciated by both critics and audiences alike. Vijay Sethupathi played the co-lead in the series. His grounded performance as a maverick police officer has also garnered a lot of appreciation. It also stars Raashi Khanna, Kay Kay Menon and Amol Palekar in key roles. 

The second season of Farzi is already in the works. Raj and DK will start the production after the complete Indian adaptation of Citadel and season 3 of The Family Man. 

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