ALTBalaji is about to mark its first anniversary and is on a roll with launching and announcing new content. Just yesterday, Ekta Kapoor announced Punch Beat, a sports-based web series and today, there’s an announcement of a political thriller that is tentatively titled The Ghost Who Bombs.
There’s some interesting names tied to the project. Aseem Arora (Lucknow Central, Heroes, POW) and Parveez Shaikh (Queen, Bajrangi Bhaijaan) will be writing the project. There’s buzz that the political thriller will be about the rise of terrorism in India and will have references to real life events. No word on the cast, but there’s buzz that the series is yet in pre-production stage.
If one looks at the past, ALTBalaji has what’s needed to make a political thriller. They first went into this zone with the web series based on the life and times of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, Bose: Dead or Alive, which Hansal Mehta directed. Then, they also had a military outing with the Nimrat Kaur starrer The Test Case, which also starred heavyweights like Juhi Chawla, Rahul Dev and others. So, with this, ALTBalaji is looking to change its image from a platform that exclusively has drama and family sitcoms to something that’s as inviting to political thrillers too.