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Ankush Hazra slays as a local detective in the ZEE5 Original Series - Shikarpur


News Desk, News Nation 360: India’s largest home-grown video streaming platform, ZEE5 is all set to announce its first original for 2023 – Shikarpur. Produced by Shyam Sunder Dey, this investigative thriller is directed by Nirjhar Mitra and is set to premiere on January 6, 2023. The series stars Ankush Hazra, Koushik Ganguly, Sandipta Sen, and Debashish Mondol in lead roles and also features Debesh Roychoudhury, Korak Samanta, Krishnendu Dewanji, Sayan Ghosh, Biswajit Das, Anirban Bhattacharya, amongst others. ‘Shikarpur’ is centred around Ankush Hazra’s character, Keshto, who runs a dingy photography studio, and aspires to be a respected detective in his village, much like his guru, Koushik Ganguly. This 9-episode web series charts his journey from a loser to a rookie detective. As seen in the trailer, Shikarpur is a sleepy small town located in the Northern hills. But the inhabitants have recently witnessed a series of murders; and then, there is this overwhelming fear of a ghost lurking in the shadows. As Keshto starts investigating, he realizes that the rabbit hole goes deeper than he had thought.  The show further showcases his trials and setbacks and will leave the viewer on the edge of their seat. Will Keshto be able to solve this whodunit? Ankush Hazra stated that he had not one but so many reasons to accept Shikarpur. Debuting into the web series space with Shikarpur will always be close to his heart, like it’s said firsts are always special.  This series not only has a gripping storyline but will also appeal to the audience. He has always

enjoyed challenging roles, and this is definitely one of them. The story of Shikarpur has the right mix of horror and mystery. Getting under the skin of Kesto was a truly surreal experience and sharing the screen space with such elite actors was a great experience. According to Director Nirjhar Mitra, Shikarpur walks them through the journey of an underdog detective striving to gain the title of the best detective of Shikarpur. It has been an incredible experience being a part of Shikarpur and they couldn’t have asked for a better platform for the premiere of their web series. Each character is very nuanced and gives each actor a lot to explore. They are looking forward to it dropping on the platform soon and he cannot wait for the audience to experience the opulence and the thrill of Shikarpur.

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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