Priyamani makes her digital debut with Amazon Prime's original drama-thriller, The Family Man, opposite Manoj Bajpayee
The actress who rose to fame in Bollywood with the song Get on the Dance Floor from Chennai Express will be seen playing Manoj Bajpayee's wife
Veteran actress of 4 industries - Priyamani who was last seen as a strong-minded doctor in Nanna Prakara makes her digital debut with Amazon Original drama-thriller series The Family Man. The South-Indian star will be paired opposite Manoj Bajpayee and will be seen playing his wife – Suchitra.
Speaking about her digital debut, she says, “After working in 4 film industries – Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Hindi, it seemed like a natural progression, to make my digital debut. More and more people are getting hooked to original series and shows on video streaming platforms – it is the medium of the future. I am thrilled to be making my digital debut with Amazon Original Series – The Family Man, which will launch across 200 countries and territories across the world. I hope my fans inside and outside the country, log-in and watch the show. Working with creators Raj and DK, was an absolute honour and joy.”
In the series, she stars opposite Manoj Bajpayee, playing his wife. “We all know how amazing he is at his art. For me, working with a talented industry veteran like him was a learning experience and a thoroughly enjoyable process,” she says adding about how he improvises on-set, and everyone was on their toes, improvising with him.
Suchitra's character, she feels, is multi-layered and very relateable. She adds, “The content was truly impressive. Each scene had me hooked and I couldn’t put it down. My character, specially, is multi-layered and very relatable.”
Amazon Original Series, ‘The Family Man’ highlights the struggles of middle-class man, Srikant Tiwari (Manoj Bajpayee) who works for a special cell of the National Investigation Agency. The show uses dry humour and wit to portray Srikant’s story as he fulfils his duties towards his country and tries to protect his family from his secretive, high-pressure, low-paying job.
The series is produced and directed by Raj & DK (Go Goa Gone, Shor In The City), and marks the digital debut of two-time National Film Award-winning actor and Padma Shri awardee Manoj Bajpayee, along with National Film Award recipient, Priyamani.
The Family Man will launch exclusively on Amazon Prime Video on the September 20 in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu, for customers in India and over 200 countries worldwide.