> Indian Army’s 2016 surgical strike is going to be made into a series now. Applause Entertainment’s 1st show will be based on Shiv Aroor and Rahul Singh’s book “India’s Most Fearless: True stories of Modern Military Heroes” published by Penguin Books India. Sameer Nair heads the Applause Entertainment Web Digital arm.

> Omkar Kapoor, Rannvijay Singh, Nimit Das and Sayani Gupta will be seen in Suparn Verma’s new web show which will stream on Viu, titled KAUSHIKI, which will be a 13 episode series. The shoot is already going on in full swing in Mumbai. The show is produced by Big Synergy.

> ALT Balaji to cash in on the popularity of Big Boss 11 contestants Vikas Gupta and Priyank Sharma in a Web Series. The two have teamed up to do a show for Ekta Kapoor’s digital platform.

> Nawazuddin Siddiqui joins Amazon Prime’s Show MCMAFIA. He will be seen playing a Mumbai gang lord. MCMAFIA is a BBC television series created by Hossien Amini and James Watkins. The show is inspired by Misha Glenny’s non-frictional book of the same name McMafi a: A Journey through the Global Criminal Underworld. 

> Chinese e-commerce giant Ali Baba to launch OTT Video Service in India in the next 3 months. Service will be launched in partnership with Paytm and UC Web.

> Sunny Leone will be seen entering the Web Series space and will be the highest paid actor to do so. She is in talks with ZEE as they plan to enter the OTT market. It could be a docudrama on Sunny Leone’s life. Watch this space!

> Rangita Pritish Nandy has got a show green lit from Amazon Prime. Already heading the cast for this women centric show are Kirti Kulhari, Amyra Dastur and Angira Dhar. Casting for the other parts is underway. The series will be based in Mumbai and will showcase the ups and downs of the single women in the city.

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