MUMBAI — Just like actors, more and more filmmakers who have not been appreciated or successful enough in movies are coming up with their digital debuts. Soumik Sen is one such name. Death, scandal and undiscovered secrets—MX Player has dropped the trailer of the investigative thriller “Nakaab,” and this MX Exclusive stars Mallika Sherawat, Esha Gupta and Gautam Rode in the lead. All episodes go live Sept. 15. There’s a strange curiosity that we all are guilty of, when it comes to the lives of our favorite celebrities. We see and read so much about them and we are so familiar with the intimate details of their lives that it does feel like we know them personally. But is everything we see true? Or is it only what we want to see? Following the complexities of a high-profile death of an Indian television actress, “Nakaab” sees death, scandal and undiscovered secrets unravel in a gripping narrative. This search unleashes the masks of multiple suspects in an industry that is said to have many faces and promises action, intrigue and drama.
Speaking about her character, Sherawat said, “This series investigates the hidden nuances of a glamorous industry. I play Zohra, who is an inspiring single woman at the apex of the media industry, but her character is mysterious. It’s the kind of part I have never explored before and, honestly, I feel it’s the role of a lifetime. “Nakaab” has crime, drama, secrets and scandals and is a complete entertainer. However, it was the fantastic, mysteriously layered character written by Soumik that made me immediately take up the part.”
Playing the role of sub-inspector Aditi Amre, Gupta said, “What pulled me towards playing this character is that it has immense depth. Investigative dramas or thrillers have been a personal favorite for me, and I found the backdrop of this story really interesting.”
The show sees Aditi Amre (Esha Gupta) get assigned to a high-profile death case of a prime-time television actress Vibha Dutta (Ankita Chakrobarty) who was very close to television czarina Zohra Mehra (Mallika Sherawat). Aditi’s monotonous life turns upside down when she starts unfolding intricate details about the case. As Aditi embarks on this journey with her senior, Pawan Bisht (Gautam Rode), she discovers a part of her own personality that she never knew existed within her. They say some secrets are best kept hidden, but will they be able to unmask the true faces behind this, or will she give in to the powerful forces at play? Is Vibha’s death an accident, suicide or murder? “Nakaab” provides the answers.