On the heels of getting a captivating sneak peek of ‘Scam 1992’ actor Pratik Gandhi in and as ‘Vitthal Teedi’ on an upcoming OTT’s YouTube channel, it is now being speculated that the seasoned Gujarati theatre and film actor will next be seen in the Gujarati Web series titled ‘Vitthal Teedi’.
The show is said to be directed by talented Gujarati filmmaker Abhishek Jain, whose previous directorial venture ‘Bey Yaar’ (also starring Pratik Gandhi) received many positive reviews from audiences and critics alike.
‘Vitthal Teedi’ is apparently a period drama set in the 1980s with Gandhi playing the titular role of a small-time gambler. The show will be released on the soon-to-be-launched content streaming platform OHO Gujarati probably in the month of May this year.
Regarding Gandhi’s character in the show, director Abhishek Jain had earlier said, “He is a righteous man in the wrong situations. How he takes all the bricks and bats from society with utmost patience and waits for his turn of destiny to answer back.”
Further, regarding filming the web series, the filmmaker said “We shot extensively in the interiors of the Gir region in January 2021. It was fun working with him again. As far as my excitement about the content goes, the audience has seen Pratik in different shades. I am looking forward to seeing the audience explore yet another side of his as an actor. The character is intriguing and hopefully will bring more credibility to the show as well as him as an actor.”
The 40-year-old first-rate actor had beautifully portrayed the role of stockbroker Harshad Mehta in the widely acclaimed SonyLiv television series ‘Scam 1992’, which was helmed by celebrated filmmaker Hansal Mehta (Director – Shahid, Citylights, Aligarh).
The extremely well-executed biographical series instantly catapulted Gandhi to the Indian mainstream film and television circuit, thereby exponentially enhancing the acclaimed actor’s eminence and commercial credibility.
The show would be Abhishek Jain’s second directorial collaboration with Pratik Gandhi as Gandhi had earlier featured in Jain’s comedy film ‘Bey Yaar’. Prior to ‘Bey Yaar’, Jain had helmed another comedy film titled ‘Kevi Rite Jaish’. Furthermore, Jain’s next directorial project will likely feature Rajkumar Rao, Kriti Sanon, Paresh Rawal and Ratna Pathak Shah.
While Pratik Gandhi’s upcoming films include ‘Atithi Bhooto Bhava’ co-starring Jackie Shroff, ‘Who Ladki Hai Kahaan’ co-starring Taapsee Pannu.
Moreover, Gandhi will also be seen in Disney+ Hotstar’s web series ‘Six Suspects’, which is based on Vikas Swarup’s second novel (Swarup’s first novel ‘Q & A’ was later adapted into the Academy Award-winning film ‘Slumdog Millionaire’). ‘Six Suspects’ is said to be helmed by ‘Paan Singh Tomar’ director Tigmanshu Dhulia.