Huma Qureshi to headline psychological thriller series ‘Mithya’ for ZEE5 !


Mithya .

ZEE5 announces second series in partnership with Applause; Mithya will star Huma Qureshi and Avantika Dassani in lead roles

National, 27th January 2022: ZEE5, India’s largest home-grown video streaming platform and multilingual storyteller for multiple entertainment seekers, started 2022 with the launch of its first series, Kaun Banegi Shikharwati, which was in partnership with India’s leading content and IP studio Applause Entertainment. The series not only became an instant hit but also crossed 11 million + views in less than 3 weeks since its premiere. Now, with an aim to deliver more successful content offerings, the two leading content companies have collaborated yet again for another series, Mithya.

Produced by Applause Entertainment in association with Rose Audio Visual Production and directed by Rohan Sippy, Mithya, a 6-part series features a compelling star cast led by Huma Qureshi and Avantika Dassani and supported by Parambrata Chatterjee, Rajit Kapur and Samir Soni in pivotal roles. Set in Darjeeling, the series navigates through the conflicted relationships between a Hindi literature professor Juhi, played by Huma Qureshi and her student Rhea, played by Avantika Dassani. What sparks off as a classroom conflict, soon spirals out of control, triggering an adverse psychological combat between the two women leading to fatal consequences and shocking revelations.

Mithya, an original adaption of 2019 series, Cheat, marks the debut of Avantika Dassani, who is the daughter of actress Bhagyashree and sister of actor, Abhimanyu Dassani.

Manish Kalra, Chief Business Officer, ZEE5 India said, “Premium content that is relevant and resonates to our audience has been a primary focus in ZEE5’s growth strategy. The response so far has been phenomenal and now we are bringing yet another interesting title in collaboration with Applause Entertainment. Mithya is an exciting psychological thriller, a genre that has witnessed popularity and interest amongst the viewers. We are enticed to watch the reaction towards this edge-of-the-seat thriller with two strong women in the lead. With an aim to expand content offerings across genres; we endeavour to be a platform of choice, with a catalogue that satiates the demand of India and Bharat alike.”

Nimisha Pandey, Chief Content Officer, Hindi Originals, ZEE5 said, “Mithya is a fascinating story with complex characters. The setting and the narrative take you on a twisted ride that we hope our viewers will enjoy. This psychological thriller navigates through the skewed relationship between a Hindi literature professor and her seemingly nefarious student. Huma Qureshi and Avantika Dassani are spectacular as this professor and student. We are thrilled to present this show to our viewers and to add to the diverse mix of content slate on ZEE5.”

Sameer Nair, CEO of Applause Entertainment said, “Mithya marks our second outing with ZEE5 after the success of Kaun Banegi Shikharwati. We continue to follow the Applause philosophy which is to entertain audiences with a wide variety of shows across a broad spectrum of genres. This series is a thrilling psychological drama which will leave the audiences startled and surprised. Mithya also marks the debut of the talented Avantika Dassani alongside the powerhouse of talent, Huma Qureshi. It’s always a pleasure to collaborate with Goldie Behl’s Rose Audio Visuals and director Rohan Sippy, with both of whom we have had some very successful collaborations earlier”.

Rohan Sippy said, “Mithya is a pulpy psychological thriller that delves into the human mind. Hopefully it will leave you rattled, shaken and excited. It has been a pleasure to work with a dear friend Goldie Behl & Rose, and collaborate with a great team of talented actors, writers, technicians and of course to work once again with the trailblazing Applause Entertainment”.

Watch Mithya exclusively on ZEE5

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