Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur!
Hyderabad, 11th January 2023: Kicking off the New Year with power and scale, Disney+ Hotstar announces one of its biggest shows for 2023 ‘The Night Manager’. A high-octane thriller wrapped in lavish drama and picturesque sights, the Hotstar Specials series brings together a power pair – Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur in never seen before characters along with Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Saswata Chatterjee, Ravi Behl among others. It’s gripping, it’s layered, it’s complex…it’s everything one can expect in a thrilling package. Created and Directed by Sandeep Modi and co-directed by Priyanka Ghosh, the series is produced by The Ink Factory and Banijay Asia and will release soon on Disney+ Hotstar.
Gaurav Banerjee, Head – Content, Disney+Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star said, “The Night Manager in our ambition is the best of high stakes drama! Great actors, stunning locales, and a rich plot with juicy twists. We hope viewers have as much fun watching it as all of us have had while making it”.
Director Sandeep Modi, said, “This is my second association with Disney+ Hotstar and we’ve tried to raise the bar with this show, be it the storytelling, scale, or 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”
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Actor Anil Kapoor said, “I have always loved working on differentiated content and characters. The first time I read the script, I just fell in love with the character of Shelly Rungta. 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. I thoroughly enjoyed working with some of the finest from the industry and one of the leading OTT platforms – Disney+ Hotstar and eagerly waiting to see the audience’s reaction to the show”.
Actor Aditya Roy Kapur, said, “I have always wanted to perform a multi-layered character in a series with a complex narrative arc, and 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. 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!”
Tessa Inkelaar, Leader of The Ink Factory’s Asia slate, said ‘We are thrilled to see Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur play the lead roles in this wonderful story, under the remarkable direction of Sandeep Modi. It’s a hugely fresh and exciting story and we hope that Indian audiences will be as excited about it as we are. We are profoundly grateful to Disney+ Hotstar for giving us the chanc