Hungama Play premieres ‘Bedhab’ – a new short film on the hazards of smoking

18 . Nov . 2019
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Starring Sanjay Kapoor, Aashish Sachdeva, Shibani Bedi, and Karishma Kotak, the film is directed by Akash Goila and produced by Akash Goila Motion Pictures and Warewolf Films Private Limited, and distributed by Filmeraa

India, 18th November 2019: Hungama Play, a leading video on demand platform owned by Hungama Digital Media, today premiered a new short film – ‘Bedhab’. A thriller that incorporates elements of love, relationships, and smoking addiction, the short film stars Bollywood veteran Sanjay KapoorShibani Bedi (Dark Brew, Cheat India, Bharat, multiple viral videos and web series)Karishma Kotak (Freaky Ali, Bigg Boss Season 6, host of Indian Premiere League) and Aashish Sachdeva. Directed by Akash Goila, produced by Akash Goila Motion Pictures and Warewolf Films Private Limited, and distributed by Filmeraa, Bedhab is now available to stream on Hungama Play and partner networks, as well as, Filmeraa.

Bedhab revolves around a rich and impudent jingle composer Ayaan (Aashish Sachdeva) going through a hard time after the love of his life, Anya (Karishma Kotak) leaves him. Things take a mysterious turn when Ayaan is visited by the modern-day version of God of Death, Yamraaj (Sanjay Kapoor) who offers to take his life in a unique manner by offering him a special deal. What follows next is a cocktail of dilemma and introspection as Ayaan has to choose between giving up his life and finding a way out from Yamraaj’s maze of confusion while he tries to get back with Anya.

In addition to its availability on Hungama Play and Filmeraa, Bedhab will also be available to stream through Hungama Play on Vodafone PlayIdea Movies & TVAirtel Xstream AppAmazon Fire TV StickTata Sky BingeSHAREit and Android TVs. Additionally, Hungama’s association with Xiaomi will enable consumers to watch the short film via Hungama Play on Mi TV.

Speaking about the film, Siddhartha Roy, COO, Hungama Digital Media, “Through Hungama Play, we have always strived to offer our viewers premium content that is unique and differentiated. Our vast library of multi-lingual and multi-genre films, short films, TV shows, kids’ content, originals and short format videos cater to diverse set of audiences across geographies. We are certain that Bedhab will be an exciting addition to our library and will be appreciated by our audiences.”

Speaking about his role in the film, Sanjay Kapoor said, “The character that I am playing is extremely intriguing and challenging. It is a unique story and I haven’t played a role like this in a really long time. I was absolutely consumed by Akash Goila’s vision, and the final result is intense and dramatic which will certainly be appreciated by the audience.”

Speaking about the film and his experience, Akash Goila said, “Bedhab is a dark comedy and thriller that combines elements of mystery and suspense. While it uses the landscape of everyday life, it brings out the flaws that people hold within themselves. It is a film which communicates an important social message to the audience in an entertaining way.”

Speaking about the film, Karishma Kotak said, “Bedhab has an interesting narrative that is filled with surprising twists and turns with added elements of the supernatural. It draws the audience’s attention on the flaws of human beings and their potential for greater good.”