Disney+ Hotstar has announced a new show for 2023 “The Night Manager”.
The show is a thriller wrapped in drama and picturesque sights, the Hotstar Specials series brings together actors Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur, along with Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Saswata Chatterjee, Ravi Behl, among others.
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 soon be released on Disney+ Hotstar.
Gaurav Banerjee, Head – Content, Disney+ Hotstar and HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star, said, “The Night Manager in our aspiration is the best of high stakes drama! Great actors, amazing locales and a rich plot with juicy twists. We hope viewers are having as much fun watching it as we all had making it.”
Modi said, “This is my second association with Disney+ Hotstar and we have tried to raise the bar with this show, be it the storytelling, scale or technical finesse. It is always exciting and nerve-wracking in equal measure to lead such a big show and I am very excited to present this story of espionage, revenge and betrayal to the world.”
Kapoor said, “I have always loved working with 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 threat just like the story of the show – a perfect blend of entertainment and great storytelling. I enjoyed working with some of the best from the industry and one of the leading OTT platforms – Disney+ Hotstar and am eagerly waiting to see the audience’s reaction to the show.”
Kapur said, “I’ve always wanted to portray 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 exactly what I was looking for! My character Shaan is the kind of person who can effortlessly make people believe whatever he wants them to and that perfectly reflects what we as actors strive to achieve with our craft.I am 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, head of The Ink Factory’s Asia slate, said: “We are thrilled to see Anil Kapoor and Aditya Roy Kapur star in this amazing story, under the remarkable direction of Sandeep Modi. It is a hugely fresh and exciting story, and we hope that Indian audiences will be as excited about it as we are. We are deeply grateful to Disney+ Hotstar for giving us the chance to tell this story on a new screen, in collaboration with our partners at Banijay Asia. We hope that this will be the first of many Ink Factory projects in India and we can’t wait to see it launched.”
Deepak Dhar, Founder & CEO, Banijay Asia said, “It’s always a pleasure to partner with Disney+ Hotstar and we’re excited to start the new year with The Night Manager. The show carries with it the great legacy of the original UK adaptation of the novel, with The Ink Factory, which has been widely loved and acclaimed. The show brings together some of the best names in the industry, from Anil Kapoor, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sandeep Modi to name a few. It mixes suspense, drama and entertainment with an Indian heartbeat. Our aim is to continuously introduce concepts and shows that have the potential to be recreated with local sensibilities and we look forward to sharing this with the audience.”