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Showtime - Emraan Hashmi, Mouni Roy, Naseeruddin Shah; a glimpse behind Bollywood's glamour

Showtime, produced by Karan Johar, unravels secrets of Bollywood, streaming soon on Disney+ Hotstar

Showtime - Emraan Hashmi, Mouni Roy, Naseeruddin Shah; a glimpse behind Bollywood's glamour
Emraan Hashmi; Mouni Roy; and Naseeruddin Shah in stills from Showtime

Last Updated: 12.30 PM, Feb 01, 2024


The Showtime announcement piqued viewers' interest because Karan Johar is producing and narrating a story about the murky world of Bollywood. After Bard of Blood, Emraan Hashmi's second appearance in the long format is on the Disney+ Hotstar series. Now, the streaming platform has dropped the characters' first look stills from the series, featuring actors namely Emraan Hashmi, Mahima Makwana, Mouni Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, and Shriya Saran, among others.

First look at characters

In the photos, all the actors do set the mood for what's in store for their characters in Showtime. We get to see the world they have been put in and also get a glimpse into the power battles, nepotism, and epic narrative of ambition and legacy that goes on behind the scenes.

Check out the first look at the stills of the leading actors below:

Exploring the themes

As Disney+ Hotstar and Dharmatic Entertainment team up for their first fictional series, Showtime, viewers will get a glimpse into the world of Bollywood, the birthplace of dreams and celebrities. Sumit Roy and Mihir Desai created the series, with Archit Kumar and Mihir Desai directing, and it will premiere later in 2024 on Disney+ Hotstar.

Showtime is a show that Karan Johar, founder and managing director of Dharmatic Entertainment, says he loves because it sheds light on the power conflicts in the entertainment industry. The performance will make sure that sides are defined and defended, keeping the cameras moving and the crowd applauding. No one could have been a better fit than Disney+ Hotstar to help bring this story to life. They hope the audience enjoys the series, and they are thrilled to bring forth this one.

Here's the announcement video:


Emraan Hashmi's reflections

Emraan Hashmi discussed his long career in show business and how he was able to relate to the show on multiple levels because he had seen the industry's ups and downs. Dharmatic Entertainment, Disney+, and Hotstar are among the top professionals in the field of storytelling, and working with them has been an unforgettable adventure. He added that they have heard it all when they have expressed a desire to know more about the inner workings of Bollywood. Indulge in the enchanting world of Bollywood tales.

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