This year, 100+ Originals premiered on ZEE5. In 2020, the platform is set to create a new benchmark. At an event held at the ZEE5 headquarters in Mumbai, Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, unveiled a power-packed calendar for January 2020 with new launches across genres and languages. The Calendar launch event was attended by the likes of Vivek Dahiya, Nakuul Mehta, Rituraj Singh and Vikram Gaikwad amongst others who are a part of these forthcoming originals.
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Next month, two shows adapted from books by popular Indian authors will premier. While the first Never Kiss Your Best Friend is based on young writer Sumrit Shahi’s best-selling novel of the same name, the second titled The State of Siege: 26/11 is a gripping tale of the terror attacks that rocked Mumbai on November 26, 2008. The show is based on the book ‘Black Tornado: The Three Sieges of Mumbai 26/11 written by journalist Sandeep Unnithan.
Moreover, shows featuring strong women protagonists such as Code M starring Jennifer Winget, Tanuj Virwani and Rajat Kapoor and Kark Rouge, a bilingual series in Hindi and Bengali starring Chitrangada Satrupa, Indraneil Sengupta and Rajesh Sharma will release in January 2020. After originals such as High Priestess, Kailasapuram, G.O.D Gods Of Dharmapuri, Hawala and Three Half Bottles, ZEE5 hopes to add yet another feather to its Telugu bouquet of originals with the romantic drama, Anaganaga.
Aparna Acharekar, Programming Head, ZEE5 India shared, “2019 was a fantastic year where we launched over 100+ Originals across top Indian languages and created a milestone in the Indian OTT space. We are the only OTT platform in the country to have consistently delivered originals across genres and languages for all audience groups. We are all set to break our own records in 2020 and are constantly working towards ensuring an engaging experience for our viewers.
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