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Ishqbaaaz: Nakuul Mehta aka ‘Shivaay’ to produce a comedy web series

India TV Entertainment Desk Mumbai 10 Mar 2017, 16:57:34 PM IST
India TV Entertainment Desk

Actor Nakuul Mehta, who is popular for his role as ‘Shivaay’ in the TV serial ‘Ishqbaaaz’ is coming up with a light-hearted comedy web series ‘Gangster Newton’. The web series will be produced under the banner, Timbuktu. 

It isn’t the first time that Nakuul Mehta is trying his hands in production. His production house, Timbuktu has already presented a content-driven and bold web series ‘I Don’t Watch TV’. 

On being asked about his latest production venture, he says, "The digital platform is going through a very exciting time right now. There is scope for the web to become a completely different medium of storytelling than what TV or film are," 

"We firmly believe that web series can introduce new subjects and an exciting new cinematic language. 'Gangster Newton' is our contribution in that direction," he added.

The web series features Shashank Arora of "Titli" fame, and is directed by Ajay Singh. It is a scientific gangster comedy that talks about a genius who survives and thrives in the underworld purely by the only skill he has -- science. 

Commenting on casting Shashank and not headlining the show himself, Nakuul said: "We believe in bringing together a team that does justice to the subject as opposed to making content tailored to us as acting talents.

"We are producers first and we never lose sight of that. Shashank Arora is the most exciting talent in Bollywood right now. His raw energy, passion and commitment to his craft made him an obvious first choice for our Newton."

(With IANS Input)