Powerplay: Filming Begins For IPL Based Web Series Produced By Farhan Akhtar

Salina Uppal

Salina Uppal

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A reporter for TubeScoop on most days, Salina is otherwise a part-time writer, designer, 'web series watcher' and full-time 'fun haver!'
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Filming for the Farhan Akhtar-backed web series, based on the IPL, has begun in Mumbai. Titled ‘Power Play,’ the upcoming 12-episode web original series starring Vivek Oberoi, Richa Chadha and Angad Bedi among others, will release and stream on Amazon Prime.

“We are shooting currently for a very exciting project produced by Excel Entertainment. The story takes its inspiration from IPL and will talk about the behind-the-scenes in terms of scandals, rackets and many things,” Vivek told IANS during a recent interaction.

According to a report by Mumbai Mirror, Vivek plays a character modelled on Lalit Modi, the first Chairman and Commissioner of the IPL who ran the tournament for three years until 2010. Shortly after the 2010 IPL ended, Modi was suspended from BCCI over misconduct, indiscipline and financial irregularities.

Richa Chadha plays a Bollywood actress who owns an IPL franchise and is also dating a cricketer (played by Angad Bedi). Her character is rumoured to be loosely based on Preity Zinta.

Reportedly, the budget of this upcoming web series is a whopping 75 crores. It is being directed by Karan Anshuman (Bangistan). Shooting is scheduled to wrap up in November. No official release date has been announced as yet.

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