Disney+ Hotstar launch official poster of 'The Night Manager'
The streamer, Disney+Hotstar, on Monday (January 9) launched the official poster of Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor’s OTT debut series, The Night Manager.
Dubbed a high-octane thriller wrapped in lavish drama and picturesque sights, the series is the Hindi-language adaptation of John le Carre’s novel of the same title.
The show is created and directed by Sandeep Modi and produced by The Ink Factory and Banijay Asia. Priyanka Ghosh is co-director of the project, which will premiere on Disney+Hotstar this year.
Kapur, Kapoor excited by script, roles
Aditya Roy Kapur said he had been looking for a multi-layered character in a series with a complex narrative arc.
“When the platform approached me to play the title role in The Night Manager, I knew this was just the one I’d been looking for. My character Shaan is the kind of person who can effortlessly make people believe whatever he wants them to, and that perfectly mirrors what we as actors strive to achieve with our craft,” the 37-year-old actor said in a statement.
“I’m glad that the Disney+Hotstar team and Sandeep Modi gave me this opportunity to play such an exciting character and I can’t wait to bring him to audiences in India and around the world,” the statement said.
When Anil Kapoor read the script of the series, he fell in love with the character of Shelly Rungta, the actor said.
“Shelly is a powerful man, a philanthropist, and a perfect balance of wit and evil with imperceptible menace just like the story of the show — a perfect blend of entertainment and great storytelling,” Kapoor said.
“I thoroughly enjoyed working with some of the finest from the industry and one of the leading OTT platforms – Disney+Hotstar — and am eagerly waiting to see audiences’ reaction,” he added.
‘The best of high-stakes drama’
Gaurav Banerjee, Head of Content, Disney+Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star, said it was his hope that viewers would have fun watching the series.
“The Night Manager, in our ambition, is the best of high-stakes drama! Great actors, stunning locales, and a rich plot with juicy twists,” he added.
Modi, who earlier worked on Disney+Hotstar’s critically-acclaimed show Aarya, said the team had tried to raise the bar with “The Night Manager” in terms of storytelling, scale and technical finesse.
“It’s always exhilarating and exasperating in equal measures to helm such a big show and I am super excited to present this tale of espionage, revenge and betrayal to the world,” he added.
“The Night Manager” will also feature Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Saswata Chatterjee and Ravi Behl in pivotal roles.