One of the biggest hits of actress Kajol’s career is the 1995 release Dilwale Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge. The scene where Shah Rukh Khan chants palate (turn) to himself to make her look at him is a popular phrase. After all these years, the line and scene may have become a little cheesy. Still, it’s well-known enough for the actress to put the shoe on the video to herald her imminent debut in a web series on Disney Plus Hotstar.
The series will mark Kajol’s first foray into long-running storytelling. She made her digital debut with the 2021 Netflix movie Tribhangawhich, for the record, did not win much applause.
It’s a new challenge: Kajol
Along with the video announcement, the streamer also released a typical statement in which the platform’s talking head and actress said the things you’d expect on such occasions. The vivacious 47-year-old said exploring a new format is always a challenge, but it’s “great because I love taking challenges head-on. Being an avid fan of digital series, the concept has always been intriguing; and then following cool shows like aarya and RudraI knew there was no platform other than Disney+ Hotstar to start my journey on the show.”
Rudrain fact, it starred her husband Ajay Devgn in the lead, and the investigative thriller was her debut on OTT platforms.
Gaurav Banerjee, Head of Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star, said the team is excited to have Kajol join them and “enchant viewers with her ethereal magic on screen. love, emotions and family.”
These words are naturally generic, and it’s impossible to know what kind of web series it will be. The platform did not reveal who the other actors in the series will be and who will direct it. Well, not even the title of the series is known.
From the generation of Hindi actresses of the 80s and 90s, Kajol is the latest to dive into digital in recent times. Raveena Tandon starred in the Netflix series Aranyak which began airing last December. Then there was also Madhuri Dixit, whose Fame Game streamed on Netflix from February this year.
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