Arundhati Nag’s debut OTT show introduced her to world of apps and fake identities

Mumbai, Dec 7 : Veteran actress Arundhati Nag says she learnt a lot about the world of youngsters, apps and fake identities working in her debut web series, the upcoming techno-thriller Escaype Live.

Arundhati plays the mother of southern star Siddharth in the show.

“‘Escaype Live’ introduced me to a world that was a complete mystery — a world of youngsters, apps, fake identities, the whole big world of aspirations and how they try to get there. For me, this is a taste of what the younger generation is thinking of,” she said.

On her role, the actress shared: “I play a mother who cares for her child more than anything else which also could be, in a sense, detrimental. Her desire to see her children succeed could be a trigger for many decisions they take. She isn’t the villain of the piece. She’s doing what her dharma is — to be the mother.”

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The show also stars Javed Jaffrey, Shweta Tripathi, Waluscha De Sousa, Platbita Borthakur, and Swastika Mukherjee, and is created, produced and co-directed by Siddharth Kumar Tewary.

The story is about five Indians who are desperately trying to make something out of their mundane lives. Social media becomes a route to “escaping” the mediocrity of their lives.

“This is the first time I’m working with Siddharth Kumar Tewary. I must admit, I’m a bit of an ignoramus as I don’t watch too much TV, so I haven’t really checked out his work. But, I’m pleasantly surprised with the clarity and the scale at which he is working,” Arundhati said.

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“I’m completely blown by his composure, his attention to detail and the way he leads his team dealing with small as well as big problems with a balanced mind. Shooting for a web series or a movie is such a fragmented act and the director is truly the orchestrator — the master. I’m so glad I’ve got to work with him and actually see his little empire,” she added about Tewary.

Disclaimer: This story is auto-generated from IANS service.

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