‘Bob Biswas’, directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh is produced by Gauri Khan, Sujoy Ghosh and Gaurav Verma. The film, a Boundscript production presented by Red Chillies Entertainment, is set to premiere on India’s largest homegrown OTT platform, ZEE5 on 3rd December.
A ZEE5 Original film starring Abhishek Bachchan, ‘Bob Biswas’ is a crime-drama set against the backdrop of a love story, showcasing the dual life led by contract killer, Bob Biswas. The film which was shot in Kolkata, stars Chitrangda Singh and Abhishek Bachchan in lead roles.
Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India shared, “In our endeavour to collaborate with incredible storytellers and present content that strikes a chord, we are happy to bring forth a spin-off of a popular and audience favourite character, ‘Bob Biwas’ in collaboration with Red Chillies Entertainment and Sujoy Ghosh. We are sure that Abhishek’s unique portrayal of the character will capture people’s imagination and will stay with them”.
Debutant Director, Diya Annapurna Ghosh, said, “I have had the most fantastic experience designing ‘Bob Biswas’, a crime-drama that has a love-story in its essence. This film came to me in 2020 which was one of the most difficult times in all of our lives. I was blessed with a fabulous set of actors like Abhishek and Chitrangda amongst others who have given it their all. With the support of my whole crew, Red Chillies Entertainment and Boundscript, we culminated amidst all odds to make ‘Bob Biswas’ happen & I’m very grateful to them”.
Gaurav Verma, Producer & COO Red Chillies Entertainment said, “We endeavour to tell engaging stories across all platforms and back fresh talent; Bob Biswas is another step in that direction. It’s a unique film, a character spin-off, something we have never attempted before. It was exciting to work with Diya, who has transformed into a director with a lot of promise in her very first film. Together with producing partner Sujoy Ghosh, we are excited to bring ‘Bob Biswas’ to the viewers through ZEE5”.
Sujoy Ghosh from Boundscript, Co-producer and Writer said, “This is a new ‘Bob Biswas’, he is like any of us. In life we all have various roles to play, whether as a parent, spouse or a friend and in each role we are equally responsible and accountable. This is the world of Bob, where he is trying to cope with each role as his life unfolds before him. Creating this world and Bob was super exciting and having Abhishek onboard has made the film even cooler. I genuinely hope that the audience enjoys what they see”.