ALTBalaji and ZEE5, the two OTT platforms recently announced a content alliance, where they will co-create 60+ originals. Following the announcement, the OTT platforms today launched the trailer of two originals – Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala and Mission Over Mars (M-O-M) recently. These originals will be available on both platforms. The trailers were launched at a press conference in the presence of Ekta Kapoor and ZEE5 Programming Head, Aparna Acharekar in Mumbai recently. Divyanka Tripathi, Rajeev Khandelwal, Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Nidhi Singh and Palomi Ghosh were others present at the event.
Starring Rajeev Khandelwal and Divyanka Tripathi, Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala is a story of two aspiring Chefs- Nitya and Vikram. The trailer gives a sneak peek into their lives as they fall in love but get separated due to circumstances. The trailer successfully builds curiosity among viewers, while momentarily showcasing their recipe of love which is infused with love from the past and hatred from the present. The series produced by Doris De and Suhail Zaidi of Linga Bhairavi Devi Productions will see two iconic faces from the television industry coming together to create sparks in the digital space. The show also features actors Barkha Sengupta, Maninee Mishra, Navniit Nisshan and Priyanshu Chatterjee in pivotal roles.
Mission Over Mars (M-O-M) is a fictional adaptation of real-life heroes at ISRO who worked on Mangalyaan and played pivotal roles in making the mission a success against all odds. The web-series charts out the journey of M-O-M from inception to execution and will be a moving story of the faith and determination of four lady-scientists who aid ISA (Indian Space Agency) to overcome insurmountable technical and financial challenges as well as time pressures to mount the successful mission over mars. The show features actors Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Nidhi Singh, Palomi Ghosh in lead roles, along with veteran actors Ashish Vidyarthi and Mohan Joshi in prominent roles. Directed by Pradeep Sarkar, the web-series is produced by Endemol India.
On his new digital outing, Rajeev Khandelwal said, “Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala is a sweet and spicy romantic story which will surely grip the attention of the audience. The show portrays the challenges in a relationship and is beautifully written and shot. We went through special training to prep for the role under the guidance of established chefs, where we tried to pick-up the fine art of chopping, cooking and arranging. It’s a perfect blend of love and hate topped with drama against the backdrop of food. I hope the audiences shower their love on us.”
On Mission Over Mars, Sakshi Tanwar said, “I feel proud to be a part of this project and would like to thank Ekta for giving me this opportunity. The web-series not only celebrates the tremendous achievement of our nation but also the sheer hard work, grit and determination that these wonderful women scientists put into making it a success. Mona and I have known each other for years and for the first time we got an opportunity to work together on-screen. My experience of working with such a wonderful cast and crew was amazing and I hope the audience likes me as Nandita Hariprasad.”