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Shweta Tripathi Joins the Cast of Escaype Live Web Series

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Actor Shweta Tripathi has joined the cast of Hindi thriller web series Escaype Live which also features Siddharth Suryanaryan, PTI reported on Friday. 


Producer-director Siddharth Kumar Tewary will be co-directing the series with Abhishek Sengupta. Tewary is known for creating mythological shows like Mahabharat (2014) and Karmaphal Daata Shani (2017) for which, he won the ITA Award for best director and Star Guild Award for the best ensemble cast respectively.

Bankrolled by One Life Studios, the series is a ‘tech-thriller’ that follows the lives of five Indians who use a popular live-streaming app to achieve overnight fame and fortune.

Tripathi will be collaborating with Sengupta with whom she had previously worked in 2017 for the series Laakhon Mein Ek. “As soon as I heard about it, there were so many other characters I wanted to play. Any actor who’s part of Escaype Live is part of one of those dream roles. There are lots of them here,” Tripathi told PTI.

She also added, “Abhishek Sengupta is one of my favourite directors who I’ve worked with in ‘Lakhon Mein Ek’ season two. I would want to be a part of every project he does. When he told me about this concept and storyline, I just had to do it. And there’s a Benaras connection again as I will be shooting there as well. Benaras is very special and sacred to me. I’m excited to be back on set as that’s my happy place,”

The production is expected to begin this month and the first schedule will be at Swastik Bhoomi in Umergaon in Gujarat.


Tripathi, who earlier appeared in Masaan, co-starring Vicky Kaushal, was last seen in Netflix films Cargo and Raat Akeli Hain. She is currently awaiting the release of second season of the series Mirzapur, which will premier on Amazon Prime Video on October 23.

Meanwhile, Siddharth, a prominent face in Tamil and Telugu films, is best known to Hindi film audience for his role in Rang De Basanti. He said that he is excited to return to work after making his digital debut in 2019 with Leila, a Netflix dystopian series.