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Nawazuddin Siddiqui Starrer ‘Ghoomketu’ To Directly Hit OTT; Premiers On Zee5 On May 22

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Anurag Kashyap‘s Phantom Films and Sony Pictures Networks Productions have opted for a digital release of their Ghoomketu on Zee Entertainment’s streaming app Zee5.

Ghoomketu starring Nawazuddin Siddiqui and Anurag Kashyap in the lead is a dramedy helmed by Pushpendra Nath Misra. It is about an amateur writer striving to make a mark in Bollywood. While Nawazuddin plays a writer, Anurag will essay the role of a cop. Apart from the lead, Raghubir Yadav, Ila Arun, Ragini Khanna, and Swanand Kirkire will also feature in pivotal roles.

Actors Amitabh Bachchan, Ranveer Singh, Sonakshi Sinha, Lauren Gottlieb, Chitrangada Singh, and director Nikkhil Advani have also been roped in for cameo appearances.

Digital platform Zee5 confirmed the news on Twitter.

“Ghoomketu is a quirky, never-seen-before character and I thoroughly enjoyed playing him. Anurag, who is generally behind the camera, will be seen sharing screen space with us and it was a great experience to work with him as an actor. Ghoomketu has a phenomenal storyline that will definitely entertain the audience. During this time of the lockdown, I am glad that a humorous film that the entire family can watch is being streamed on ZEE5,” said Nawazuddin Siddiqui in a statement.

Anurag Kashyap said, “Every film is a labour of love and I saw the conviction in the director of Ghoomketu and hence decided to do my least favourite thing, which is act. The film is funny and heartwarming.”

“Wherever we go, we are never far away from our roots. Ghoomketu, as the name suggests, is a story of the ‘journey to the beginning’. This a film where the protagonist — a writer — draws inspiration from the idiosyncrasies of his own family members. This was a dream project with a stellar cast (sublime actors, all of them), and the freedom to tell the story in a non-stereotypical way,” said director Pushpendra Nath Misra.

He added, “For all writers, their observation begins at home. This film is a celebration of our family members — our ‘Buas’, ‘Chachas’, and ‘Daddas’ — who we (Ghoomketu) always carry in our hearts, wherever we go. I am glad it will reach the huge family audiences of ZEE5.”

The long-delayed film is being presented by Shibasish Sarkar‘s Reliance Entertainment.

Speculations about several Bollywood films including Ranveer Singh starrer 83 and Salman Khan starrer Radhe: Your Most Wanted Bhai going direct to OTT surfaced recently and were later dismissed as rumours by the production houses.

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