The ZEE5 show also stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Taaruk Raina, Indraneil Sengupta and Faisal Rashid.
Last Updated: 07.50 AM, Jun 05, 2022
The Broken News promises to offer a thrilling look into the world of journalism, through the story of two news channels covering opposite ends of the ethics spectrum. The ZEE5 show will see Shriya Pilgaonkar share the screen with Sonali Bendre. Pilgaonkar opened up about the dynamic she shared with Bendre.
Pilgaonkar revealed that she really liked how the show’s writers had evolved the equation between her character Radha Bhargava and Bendre’s character Amina Qureshi. The actress revealed how both the characters were written as “strong, intelligent” women. Although the two loved and respected each other, they were not afraid of engaging in arguments and disagreements in a healthy way. “They seem to see themselves in each other,” she said.
Pilgaonkar said that she really enjoyed developing the desired dynamic between the characters and said that Bendre had been a ‘wonderful’ co-star. The former added that she was also inspired by the person Bendre is.
The upcoming series will mark Bendre’s OTT debut and her return to acting after a gap of more than six years. The show revolves around the story of two rival news channels whose ethics vastly differ from each other’s. While one focuses more on ethics and credibility, the other tries to garner ratings through sensationalism and invasive journalistic tactics.
In addition to Pilgaonkar and Bendre, the upcoming show also features Jaideep Ahlawat, Taaruk Raina, Indraneil Sengupta, Faisal Rashid, Kiran Kumar, Aakash Khurana and Sanjeeta Bhattacharya in pivotal roles. Vinay Waikul has directed the series.
The Broken News will be available to stream on ZEE5 on June 10.