TV czarina Ekta Kapoor has an interesting lineup of projects, not just on the small screen, but even on the digital medium. Her next is an ambitious project titled Cartel, which will stream on her digital platform. Slated to be a high-end gangster drama with a budget of around Rs 50 crore, the web-series already has a strong cast to boast about. Vivek Oberoi, Sandeepa Dhar, Gayatri Iyer, Ravi Kissen, Rithvik Dhanjani are leading the cast. There were reports of actress Sheeba Chaddha joining the cast. However, BollywoodLife has exclusively learnt that the actress is not anymore a part of the series. A reliable source informs us that due to unknown reasons, the actress is not going to be a part of the series which is loosely based on The Godfather series. Furthermore, the makers have also found a replacement for Chaddha.
BollywoodLife has learnt that the much talented Supriya Pathak, who has made everyone laugh with her role of Hansa Parekh from the Khichdi franchise, has been brought on board to play the character. "The role in contention is really powerful. It is of a lady who has much importance in society and has a gangster stature," a little birdie chirps in. Since Pathak has already played a vitriolic character in Goliyon Ki Raasleela Ram-Leela for which she also won a Filmfare Award, she fit the bill for this one as well.
The actress will soon join the cast, as they are already filming for the series. Interestingly, Cartel will also be Pathak's digital debut.
Vivek recently also posted the first look of his character when the show went on the floor. Suhasini Mulay plays the head honcho of the family while Oberoi, Kissen and Dhanjani apparently play three brothers.
Are you excited to see Supriya don the garb of a gangster once again?
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