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Saumya Shukla Is Nothing Like Me In Real Life: Lara Dutta On Playing A Cop In Hotstar’s ‘Hundred’

Hotstar is launching a new web series in collaboration with R.A.T. Films. The series, titled Hundred, will premiere on Disney+ Hotstar VIP on 25 April. The story is set in Mumbai and is about two women and their misadventures set in the backdrop of Mumbai, its chawls and crime gangs. The series stars Lara Dutta and Marathi actor Rinku Rajguru.


The story is about a terminally ill girl, played by Rinku, who is hired to be an undercover cop looking for a promotion. They each have their own agendas and have 100 days in which to accomplish their respective goals. The chaos that ensues while they team up forms the story.

Based in the by-lanes of Mumbai, the show has been shot across real locations of the city. Directors Ruchi Narain, Ashutosh Shah and Taher Shabbir have tried to keep the series engaging with a balance of action, drama and humor. The other cast includes Karan Wahi, Sudhanshu Pandey, Parmeet Sethi, Rohini Hattangadi, Arun Nalawde and Makarand Deshpande.

Lara Dutta who portrays the character of ACP Saumya Shukla said, “Hundred is a fun and entertaining story of a dysfunctional jodi. One of the many reasons I chose to do the show is because I have never played a cop on screen and my character is trying hard to survive in a man’s world. She has very interesting dynamics with the people in her life and the more complex a situation, the more she thrives. She is nothing like me in real life!”

Rinku Rajguru who marks her digital debut said, “It’s been a roller-coaster ride for my digital debut. I play Netra Patil – a bindaas Marathi mulgi who is trying to live her life to the fullest. What drew me towards the show is the way this character has been moulded – people will see a different side of her in each episode.”


Actor Karan Wahi added, “Hundred is a fantastic story that perfectly combines chaos, crime and comedy; making it a fun watch. It will hopefully give people a hundred reasons to smile and uplift their mood in these unprecedented times – it’s just what the doctor ordered!”

Director Ruchi Narain added, “We are thrilled to team up with Hotstar Specials. Hundred has all the elements of a family entertainer – action, drama, comedy, thrill and more! It’s a story where desperation leads two unlikely women – one bindass and the other badass – to team up as they chase their own personal goals.”

Directors Ashutosh Shah and Taher Shabbir concluded, “Hundred is fantastical crime and comedy fully based on whacky city of Bombay. It’s a story of a bindaas girl who meets a badass cop who together embark on a twisty yet fun filled road. It’s a full on family entertainer.”

Watch the trailer here: