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‘The Night Manager’ from Disney+ Hotstar officially launched

‘The Night Manager’ from Disney+ Hotstar officially launched
‘The Night Manager’ from Disney+ Hotstar officially launched

The Hindi language adaptation of John le Carre’s novel of the same title stars Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor

'The Night Manager', Disney+ Hotstar, Aditya Roy Kapur, Anil Kapoor
‘The Night Manager’ is a high stakes drama starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor.

The streamer, Disney+Hotstar, on Monday (January 9) launched the official poster of Aditya Roy Kapur and Anil Kapoor’s OTT debut series, The night manager.

Dubbed a high-octane thriller wrapped in lavish drama and picturesque sights, the series is the Hindi-language adaptation of John le Carre’s novel of the same title.

The show is created and directed by Sandeep Modi and produced by The Ink Factory and Banijay Asia. Priyanka Ghosh is the co-director of the project, which will premiere on Disney+Hotstar this year.

Kapur, Kapoor excited about script, roles

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Aditya Roy Kapur said that he had been looking for a multi-layered character in a series with a complex narrative arc.

“When the platform approached me to play the title role in The Night Manager, I knew this was exactly what I had been looking for. My character Shaan is the kind of person who can easily make people believe what he wants them to and that perfectly reflects what we as actors strive to achieve with our craft,” the 37-year-old actor said in a statement.

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“I am delighted 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,” the statement said .

When Anil Kapoor read the script of the series, he fell in love with the character of Shelly Rungta, the actor said.

“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,” said Kapoor.

“I enjoyed working with some of the best in the industry and one of the leading OTT platforms – Disney+Hotstar – and am excited to see the audience’s reaction,” he added.

“The best of high-stakes drama”

Gaurav Banerjee, Head of Content, Disney+Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star, said it was his hope that viewers would have fun watching the series.

“The Night Manager, in our aspiration, is the best of high-stakes drama! Great actors, amazing locales and a rich plot with juicy twists,” he added.

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Modi, who previously worked on Disney+Hotstar’s critically acclaimed show Aryasaid the team had tried to raise the bar with “The Night Manager” in terms of storytelling, scale and technical finesse.

“It’s always exhilarating and exasperating in equal measure to lead such a big show, and I’m super excited to bring this story of espionage, revenge and betrayal to the world,” he added.

“The Night Manager” will also feature Sobhita Dhulipala, Tillotama Shome, Saswata Chatterjee and Ravi Behl in pivotal roles.

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