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Showtime trailer: Emraan Hashmi returns as Raghu Khanna, promising drama, gossip, comebacks

Experience the glitz and grit of showbiz with Showtime, streaming on Disney+ Hotstar starting July 12.

Showtime trailer: Emraan Hashmi returns as Raghu Khanna, promising drama, gossip, comebacks
Showtime new trailer

Last Updated: 10.47 AM, Jun 29, 2024


Disney+ Hotstar has finally released the long-awaited trailer for Showtime, and it will transport you to the glitzy world of Bollywood. The entertainment industry offers it all: breathtaking fame, intense hardships, producer wars, and the acceptance of one's authentic self. But what makes a star is their ability to pick themselves up after falling down; for Raghu Khanna, every failure is merely a springboard for an even more spectacular comeback. The king of show business is back and ready to reign supreme. Starting on July 12, all episodes of Showtime will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. 

Team behind Showtime

Emraan Hashmi and Mahima Makwana lead Showtime, which also features Mouni Roy, Rajeev Khandelwal, Shriya Saran, Vishal Vashishtha, Neeraj Madhav, and Vijay Raaz. Sumit Roy, Mithun Gangopadhyay, and Lara Chandni wrote the screenplay, while Jehan Handa and Karan Shrikant Sharma wrote the dialogue. Mihir Desai and Sumit Roy were in charge of the show. Mihir Desai and Archit Kumar were the directors.


Mihir Desai, who is both the showrunner and the director said in a statement that this time around in Showtime, they explore the personal journeys of each character, delving deep into their inner worlds. The complicated character beneath the surface is revealed by Emraan Hashmi's depiction of the lone wolf Raghu Khanna. A gripping tornado of events engulfs the individuals in the series. Despite first impressions, this is more than just an exposé of the seedy side of Bollywood; it delves into powerful stories of ambition, greed, and perseverance. Fans of Disney+ Hotstar will be in for a rollercoaster ride as their favourite characters face difficult choices between love and ambition.

Emraan Hashmi on industry dynamics

Like any industry, the industry has its ups and downs, but Emraan Hashmi said you're in it for the long haul once you understand the dynamics. Raghu Khanna is like a mini-Karan Johar; he can't help but think of the filmmaker whenever he watches him because of his boundless enthusiasm and determination to succeed. The actor sometimes finds himself wondering what would have happened to the industry if it had producers like Raghu Khanna. 

Throughout his extensive career, Emraan has yet to see a producer of Raghu's calibre who is able to transcend the toxic nature of Bollywood. Unlike modern producers, who cater to performers' every whim, Raghu has his own set of priorities. Is that the end of Raghu's story? He's been through a lot, from losing the biggest studio of all time, "Viktory Studios," to struggling with being an outsider and his lifelong love, Yasmin (Mouni Roy). How will he get back up off the ground, and after what is rightfully his?

According to Mouni Roy, Yasmin's story reflects the experiences of many actors who bravely stand up for themselves, even when faced with fan and professional backlash. Even though this harassment didn't make them who they are, it has an effect on them since, as performers, they thrive on the support of their fans. Throughout the series, Yasmin struggles within and strives to overcome each setback. A fresh dynamic between Raghu Khanna and Yasmin will also be on display. Mouni really enjoyed playing Yasmin, and she really hopes that everyone watches every Showtime episode.

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