Abhishek Bachchan is contract killer ‘Bob Biswas’ in new crime drama

Abhishek Bachchan is contract killer ‘Bob Biswas’ in new crime drama

Bob Biswas, a crime-drama set against the backdrop of a love story showcasing the dual life led by a contract killer, is all set for a December release with ZEE5 Global.

Starring Abhishek Bachchan in the titular role, the ZEE5 Original film has been directed by Diya Annapurna Ghosh and is produced by Gauri Khan, Sujoy Ghosh and Gaurav Verma. Shot in Kolkata, Bob Biswas also stars Chitrangda Singh in a pivotal role.

Archana Anand, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 Global, said: “In line with our commitment to bring our viewers the best stories across genres and from master storytellers, we are happy to announce yet another direct-to-digital release 'Bob Biswas' in association with Red Chillies Entertainment and Sujoy Ghosh's Boundscript.

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“A crime drama with Abhishek Bachchan playing the character of Bob Biswas, the film is sure to delight our global audiences.”
The film is a Boundscript production presented by Red Chillies Entertainment and set to premiere on one of India’s largest homegrown OTT platform, ZEE5, on December 3.

Sujoy Ghosh from Boundscript, the Co-producer and Writer on the project, said ‘Bob Biswas’, he is like any of us.

He notes: “In life, we all have various roles to play, whether as a parent, spouse or 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 of Bob was super exciting and having Abhishek onboard has made the film even cooler. I genuinely hope that the audience enjoys what they see.”

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.

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“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 and I am 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.”

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