WION Web Team New Delhi
Aug 19, 2019, 02.03 PM
Over The Top platforms, Zee5 has joined hands with Ekta Kapoor's ALTBalaji to create and co-produce 60 plus unique shows that will be available for streaming in both the apps. The trailer of the first two shows was launched recently. Both 'Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala' and 'Mission Over Mars (M-O-M)' will be available on both platforms, further bolstering their content library.
Starring Divyanka Tripathi and Rajeev Khandelwal, 'Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala' is a story of two aspiring chefs which has been directed by filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar. 'Mission Over Mars (M-O-M)', meanwhile, is a fictional adaptation of real-life heroes at ISRO who worked on Mangalyaan. The same mission inspired the story of Akshay Kumar, Vidya Balan's recently released 'Mission Mangal'. The web series will feature Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Nidhi Singh, Palomi Ghosh in lead roles, along with veteran actors Ashish Vidyarthi and Mohan Joshi in supporting roles.
"Zee and Balaji have been collaborating for close to 25 years. With Zee's expertise in choosing the best scripts and ALTBalaji's insights into audience preferences, this is a collaboration based on mutual trust and faith in each other. Having two of the biggest homegrown OTT platforms collaborating to co-create content, we are sure to cover the A to Z(ee) of entertainment genres and cater to all preferences," Ekta Kapoor, joint managing director, Balaji Telefilms, said in a statement.
Aparna Acharekar, programming head, ZEE5 said the two new shows represent the first step taken by ZEE5 towards strengthening its association with ALTBalaji.
“We are seeing a huge uptake among youth for movies and shows that instill pride for the country, and M-O-M. will be the perfect show for them. Romantic stories told beautifully have always been a winner for Indians and that assures us that Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala will be a winner. Through this association with ALTBalaji, we believe we will be able to bring a robust portfolio of engaging content to our subscribers the world-over," Acharekar said.
While 'Coldd Lassi aur Chicken Masala' will be available from September 3, ' 'Mission Over Mars' will be streaming from September 15.
The trailer of the first two shows was launched recently. Both 'Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala' and 'Mission Over Mars (M-O-M)' will be available on both platforms, further bolstering their content library.