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Sonali Bendre to make OTT debut with ZEE5 series 'The Broken News'

The Broken News will be directed by Vinay Waikul

Sonali Bendre to make OTT debut with ZEE5 series The Broken News

Actor Sonali Bendre is set to enter the streaming space withThe Broken News, an upcoming original drama series from the streamer ZEE5.

The show, an adaptation of the popular 2018 British series Press, will also feature Paatal Lok star Jaideep Ahlawat and Shriya Pilgaonkar, who recently starred in the Prime Video show Guilty Minds.

The Broken News will be directed by Vinay Waikul, who had recently helmed the crime-thriller Netflix series Aranyak.

According to the makers, the show follows the story of two rival Mumbai-based news channels - Awaaz Bharati, an independent, ethical news channel, and Josh 24/7 News, which offers sensationalist and invasive journalism and "what transpires between the main characters in their quest for news".

Bendre, known for hit 1990s films such as Sarfarosh, Diljale, and Major Saab, was last seen in the 2013 gangster drama Once Upon A Time in Mumbai Dobaara! in which she had a cameo.

A cancer survivor, the actor made her small screen debut in 2014 with Ajeeb Daastaan Hai Ye and has also served as a judge on reality TV shows such as Indian Idol and India's Got Talent.

The series is backed by ZEE5 in partnership with BBC Studios India.

Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said with "The Broken News", the team is marking the beginning of a partnership with the reputed content studio to bring "interesting and unique story narratives for our audiences".

Sameer Gogate, General Manager –BBC Studios India said the team is thrilled to join forces with ZEE5.

The Broken News also features Indraneil Sengupta, Taaruk Raina, Aakash Khurana and Kiran Kumar.

The original show Press was created and written by writer Mike Bartlett, known for Doctor Foster and King Charles III and was a Lookout Point, BBC Studios and Deep Indigo production, co-produced with Masterpiece.

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