Published: updated on – 12:20 a.m., Tue – 9 Mar 21
Bombay: On International Women’s Day, Amazon Prime Video announced “Hush Hush,” an upcoming original series from the streamer, led by an all-female cast and crew.
“Hush Hush” (working title) is billed as a thriller drama that will see the protagonists navigate passion, deception, power, and survival in society. The show marks the digital debut of 90s stars Juhi Chawla and Ayesha Jhulka.
Soha Ali Khan, whose last screen appearance was “Saheb, Biwi Aur Gangster 3” in 2018, is also making his foray into the OTT space with the series. It also includes ‘A Suitable Boy’ star Shahana Goswami, ‘Tandav’ actor Kritika Kamra and ‘Karrle Tu Bhi Mohabbat’ actor Karishma Tanna.
According to the creators’ press release, “Hush Hush” propels the movement of women telling their own stories with a uniquely feminine gaze at its heart. Tanuja Chandra, known for directing films like “Qarib Qarib Singlle” and “Dushman”, will serve as creative director and executive producer.
Chandra said video streaming in India has brought about a significant shift in storytelling by bringing women’s narratives to the fore.
“It’s what directors like me have been waiting for. Amazon Prime Video and Abundantia Entertainment, both have been bringing diverse and authentic women’s stories to audiences in India and abroad for quite some time now and I am thrilled to partner with them for ‘Hush Hush’ to create something something with this wonderful team that I hope will be truly special,” the filmmaker said in a statement.
Kopal Nathani, one of the hottest names in the commercials industry, will lead the show.
Shikhaa Sharma of “Shakuntala Devi” fame will take on the dual roles of executive producer and original screenwriter.
National award-winning writer Juhi Chaturvedi, known for “Gulabo Sitabo” and “Piku,” will pen the dialogues for the series written by Ashish Mehta.
“Hush Hush” will be produced by Vikram Malhotra’s Abundantia Entertainment, which previously backed the series “Breathe” and “Shakuntala Devi,” which premiered on the streamer last year.
Malhotra, Founder and CEO of Abundantia Entertainment, said the banner was thrilled to partner with Amazon again.
“Abundantia Entertainment prides itself on being a creator where women are leading the way and it will be an exciting ride on this show with amazing minds like Tanuja, Shikhaa and Kopal at the helm. The powerful ensemble cast of our female leads makes it even more special.
“‘Hush Hush’ (working title) should be a declutter in terms of female-led storytelling and I’m sure viewers everywhere will enjoy connecting with these characters and their world,” he said.
“Every new collaboration with Prime Video is special and I look forward to embarking on this exciting journey to bring ‘Hush Hush’ (working title) to Prime members in India and 240 countries and territories,” he added. .
“Hush Hush” also features an almost all-female crew, ranging from production designer, costume designer, supervising producer, co-producers, art, costumes, production coordination, and even crew. of security.