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The Broken News trailer: Sonali Bendre's OTT debut series on ZEE5 will leave you thrilled to bits, Watch!

Directed by Vinay Waikul, the series also stars Jaideep Ahlawat, Shriya Pilgaonkar, Taaruk Raina, Indraneil Sengupta, Faisal Rashid, Kiran Kumar, Aakash Khurana and Sanjeeta Bhattacharya. 

  • OTTplay Team

Last Updated: 09.32 AM, May 27, 2022

The Broken News trailer: Sonali Bendre's OTT debut series on ZEE5 will leave you thrilled to bits, Watch!
Sonali Bendre in The Broken News/YouTube screengrab

The Broken News, which marks Sonali Bendre's comeback to acting and OTT debut, is one of the most anticipated releases of the year. Fans have been eagerly waiting for updates on the ZEE5 series. And now much to their delight, the makers have released a trailer of the show.

The series revolves around two rival TV news networks with different ideologies. While one channel, Awaaz Bharati is an ethical and credible news channel, headed by editor-in-chief Amina Qureshi (Sonali Bendre), the other channel, Josh 24/7 News, headed by editor-in-chief Dipankar Sanyal (Jaideep Ahlawat), is all about the sensationalism and invasive journalism. It is, however, India’s No.1 news channel as per TRPs. Between these two extreme characters is Radha Bhargava (Shriya Pilgaonkar) who believes in ethical journalism but is frustrated with the restrictions which come along. The trailer shows the conflict and competition between the two channels as they try to gain maximum TRPs. Radha Bhargava is forced to join Josh 24/7. She is seen saying in the trailer, 'kabhi sahi kaam karne ke liye, galat logon ke saath judna padta hai'. 

Watch the trailer here: 

The show aims to show the reality behind our daily news – the business and the politics of it and the behind-the-scenes action as these journalists try to balance work, ambition and integrity, amid the never-ending pressure to deliver ‘Breaking News’. 

In her statement, Sonali Bendre said she couldn't have asked for a better introduction on OTT platforms than with ‘The Broken News’ on ZEE5. She felt connected as soon as she heard the story as it is relevant for the times we’re living in. "The entire crew and my amazing co-stars Jaideep and Shriya made my return to acting such an amazing experience. I’m so excited to share what we’ve created,” she said. 

Jaideep Ahlawat is confident that the show will leave a strong impression in the minds of the audience. Speaking about the character, he said, he loved playing Dipankar Sanyal as he is totally different than him in real life. "I love exploring complicated and nuanced characters and Dipankar Sanyal is one such dream character. We are poles apart and maybe that’s why it was so much fun walking in his shoes," he said. 

Shriya Pilgaonkar agreed with Sonali Bendre. She said the show is relevant and she loves to be part of stories and characters that not only entertain but also raise poignant questions. "Playing Radha Bhargav did just that which made it personally very exciting for me. To add to that, it was an absolute privilege working with Jaideep Alhawat and Sonali Bendre, two actors that I admire immensely and whom I can now call my friends," she said adding that working on the show was a 'creatively fulfilling experience'.

The show is directed by Vinay Waikul. Vinay said that though most people are exposed to the daily news, many do not know what goes on behind the show. "It is a lot of politics, drama, lies, betrayal, sacrifices and compromises. The Broken News is a story worth telling and I am grateful that I got the support from my producers, cast and crew to bring my vision to life," he said. 

The Broken News is a ZEE5 production in association with BBC Studios. It is adapted from the BBC show, Press. It will premiere on ZEE5 on June 10.