Sonali Bendre, who has enchanted Hindi film viewers since her debut in 1994, would be making her OTT debut shortly. The Broken News, a new Zee5 series, will feature the stunning actress. Sonali released the show’s trailer on Wednesday, introducing her first OTT endeavor. Sonali Bendre plays Awaaz Bharati journalist Amina Qureshi in the video, which lasts slightly over 40 seconds. The words “Hijacked” and “Breaking News” appear on the screen to start the video. The actor Jaideep Ahlawat then appears as Josh 24/7’s Dipankar Sanayal, ready to “hijack” the audience’s attention with “spicy and spectacular” news.
Then there’s Sonali Bendre as Amina, who pledges to bring real news without embellishment. “Sach dikhana hamari zimmadari hai (It is our obligation to show the truth),” Amina insists in the video.
Shriya Pilgaonkar, who plays Radha Bhargava from Awaaz Bharati, completes the three, leaving the audience to decide who they prefer. She asks, “Sansani ya sach (Sensationalism or truth)?”
“I’m still comprehending that this is truly occurring,” Sonali Bendre stated in response to the teaser. The ‘news’ is finally out. It feels great to be back on set, back in the studio, engaging with my co-stars and director, and bringing a character to life. I’m overjoyed to be making my OTT debut with Zee5, with whom I’ve done so much and who feels like family.”
“I adore the concept of this programme from the beginning and am really happy of how it’s turned out,” Sonali Bendre said of the production.
I’m looking forward to seeing it with you guys.”
The Broken News is a remake of the popular British programme Press from 2018. The drama follows the voyage of two rival news networks, according to PTI. Josh 24/7 Journalistic delivers sensationalist and intrusive journalism, whereas Awaaz Bharati believes in ethical news techniques. The program is about how the two networks compete in their “search for news.”
Vinay Waikul, who previously directed the Netflix crime thriller Aranyak, will direct The Broken News. The series will be produced in collaboration with ZEE5 and BBC Studios India. The programme will also include Indraneil Sengupta, Taaruk Raina, Aakash Khurana, and Kiran Kumar, in addition to the three principal cast members featured in the trailer.
Sonali Bendre recently appeared in the 2013 Bollywood film Once Upon a Time in Mumbai Dobaara in a cameo role. She has also starred in a number of reality shows, as well as making her acting debut in Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye. After being diagnosed with cancer in 2018, the actress took a break.