ALTBalaji is increasingly roping the popular names for its digital ventures. After having roped in names like Rajkummar Rao, Rajeev Khandelwal, Surveen Chawla, Nimrat Kaur and many others, the OTT platform by Ekta Kapoor has now roped in Vivek Oberoi for a new series – A Family.
The actor, whose maiden digital venture was Inside Edge for Amazon Prime Video, will be playing the role of Sharad Juvatkar in the series which is set in the backdrop of Mumbai mafia land.
In a media interaction, he said that the series is a crime based drama, which will be a genre first for the digital platform. The show is special for the actor as it marks his reunion with Ekta after 11 years. He worked for Balaji Motion Pictures offering Shootout In Lokhandwala in 2007. In this Bollywood film, Vivek played a gangster.
ALTBalaji grabbed a lot of eyeballs for the intriguing trailer of The Test Case, which stars Nimrat Kaur all set to premiere on January 26. Prior to that, its Rajkummar starrer Bose: Dead/Alive also managed to make the right noises for the OTT platform. A Family will be shot and released later this year.
For Vivek, this news means that he will have two digital releases this year. Amazon Prime Video Original Inside Edge is all set to come back with a season 2 this year. Vivek will reprise his role of Vikrant Dhawan, the owner of one of the world’s leading sports management companies
TheDigitalHash.com has already reported that Vivek also plans to delve into web series production. Vivek has collected stories based on his interaction with Maharashtra’s locals while researching for his charitable foundation Karrm Infrastructure.