Viu launches ‘Kaushiki’ – Story of the Dark Side of Friendship
National, Expanding its originals repertoire, Viu gears up for the launch of its latest digital series – ‘Kaushiki’. The premium video-on-demand service Viu, by Vuclip and PCCW brings forth an exciting thriller that will keep the viewers on the edge of their seats. The series chronicles the story of close knit friends, each possessing their own deep dark secrets. Viu’ers can watch these friendships unfold on 27th April, 2018 on www.viu.com and the Viu App.
Not a stranger to the digital space, popular youth icon Rannvijay Singh along with talented actress Sayani Gupta will feature in the series. It will also bring together renowned artists such as Omkar Kapoor, Namit Das, Manasi Scott, Shruti Srivastava and Rajeev Siddharth, who will be seen in pivotal roles in this gripping new Viu Original.
Rannvijay Singh who plays the role of a cop in Kaushiki, said, “It feels great to be associated with a series such as Kaushiki. When I was offered Kaushiki, I just had to go ahead with the role since I felt that everything was perfect, from the script to the cast to my role. The entire team has put in a lot of effort in this series and I hope the audience love the show.”
Sayani Gupta who plays the role of the protagonist, said, “”The script of Kaushiki really excited me as it gave me a chance to innovate with the set of roles I like to essay. The series has a great ensemble and it was great fun shooting with all of them. The trailer is out and I am really looking forward to its launch. Hope people enjoy watching me in as Kaushiki as much as I enjoyed enacting it.”
Namit Das, who plays an interesting role in the series, said “Some stories are so impeccable that you just can’t say a no, and Kaushiki was one of them. Without reading the script, I happily said a Yes because the gist of the story itself was so riveting. I have enjoyed every moment of shoot schedule for this series and I hope the audience love our performance in it as well.”
Commenting on being a part of Kaushiki, actor Omkar Kapoor,said ”Kaushiki is an exceptionally amazing script and Ankush’s character was a great role to play as he has hidden secrets like the others as well.. Right from the direction to the selection of actors, everything was just apt. I am sure the viewers will be in for a treat with Kaushiki, as it promises to engage the masses with its spellbinding and twisted storyline.”
Commenting on directing the most-anticipated series of the season, director Suparn Verma commented,“Kaushiki is like a homecoming for me with the thriller genre I enjoy so much, the show is filled with grey characters and murky morality and secrets and lies all woven around a mystery. We have a great ensemble of actors each bringing their unique flavour to the characters. I’m very pleased with my association with Viu who have a great team which has been hugely appreciative and supportive of the show. “
Kaushiki revolves around protagonist, Sayani Gupta playing the part of Kaushiki, who becomes a part of a popular and high-profile group of friends. Extremely glad with the change in her life, Kaushiki finds herself in a complex situation when she discovers her friends aren’t actually who they appear to be.
Building on the success of recent Viu originals, such as ‘It Happened In Hong Kong’ and ‘Love, Lust and Confusion’, ‘Kaushiki’ will be 13 episodes and produced by the media giant – Big Synergy.