ZEE5 is a digital platform known for its variations and innovative concepts. This time it is coming up with India’s first sci-fi web series titled ‘Skyfire’.
A source revealed, “ZEE5, along with Shabina Khan (producer of Rowdy Rathore and Gabbar Is Back), has bought the rights to Aroon Raman’s book Skyfire, which is also the title of the show. There has never been a series in this space. Soumik Sen will be directing it.”
“Prateik Babbar and Sonal Chauhan will be the leads. They will be joined by Bengali actor Jisshu Sengupta and Jatin Goswami,” adds the source.
Sonal will be seen in the role of a historian, Meenakshi Pirzada, while Prateik will play a journalist named Chandrasekhar.
The actress also confirmed the news, “I wanted to get into the web space, but I hadn’t found anything satisfactory. When Shabina told me about this series, I was instantly interested. I had not read the book then but now, we have been doing our readings together. I have now read the book twice. It’s an interesting concept about weather control and is in the sci-fi space. It’s going to mess with people’s heads. It’s an issue that needs to be thought about; it’s scary but fascinating.”
The web-series is expected to go on floors in Mumbai this month and will be shot at other locations like Delhi, Dehradun, Kerala, and Bhutan.