M-O-M and Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala will be served on Zee5 and AltBalaji
The web audience will have a deluge of quality content to pore over with two of the biggest OTT platforms, AltBalalji and Zee5 announcing a content alliance recently. To that end, Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala and Misson over Mars are among the first series to be released. One can stream these co-created originals in either of the platforms, said Ekta Kapoor and Aparna Acharekar of Altbalaji and Xee5 respectively at their trailer launches."Having two of the biggest homegrown OTT platforms collaborating to co-create content, we are sure to cover the A to Z of entertainment genres and cater to all preferences. And there are no better shows than Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala and M-O-M to kick off this collaboration as both are close to my heart! We have been working on M-O-M for over three years, to showcase the inspiring story behind the ladies who helmed India's historic Mars mission," says Ekta Kapoor, joint MD of Balaji Telefilms.
Coldd Lass and Chicken Masala is a contemporary tale of two aspiring chefs, Nitya and Vikram played by Dibyanka Tripathi and Rajeev Khandelwal. It's a story of how the couple gets separated due to certain circumstances in their lives. Produced by Doris De and Suhail Zaidi this web series will see two of the most famous faces from the television industry coming together in the digital space. "Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala is a sweet and spicy romantic story which will surely grip the attention of the audience. The show portrays the challenges in a relationship and is beautifully written and shot. We went through special training to prepare for the role under the guidance of renowned chefs, where we tried to pick-up the fine art of chopping, cooking and arranging. It’s a perfect blend of love and hate topped with drama against the backdrop of food," tells Rajeev Khandelwal. It is also going to be Divyaka's debut web series. "My character in the show is very different from what I have done in the past and I am really excited about it. We recently released the teaser of the show and the response received in just three days since the launch is absolutely overwhelming," says Divyanka.
Apart from them, the cast also includes actors Barkha Sengupta, Maninee Mishra, Navniit Nisshan and Priyanshu Chatterjee in pivotal roles.
Mission Over Mars (M-O-M) is a fictional adaptation of real-life heroes at ISRO who worked on Mangalyaan and played crucial roles in turning the mission a story. Directed by reputed filmmaker Pradeep Sarkar, the series will track the journey of M-O-M from its inception to execution and will chronicle the technical and financial challenges faced by the team of four female scientists in the process. Produced by Endemol India, the series has some very prominent names in the cast including actors Sakshi Tanwar, Mona Singh, Nidhi Singh, Palomi Ghosh in lead roles, and seasoned actors Ashish Vidyarthi and Mohan Joshi among others.
"I feel proud to be a part of this project and would like to thank Ekta for giving me this opportunity. The web-series not only celebrate the tremendous achievement of our nation but also the sheer hard work, grit and determination that these wonderful women scientists put into making it a success. Mona and I have known each other for years and for the first time we got an opportunity to work together on-screen. My experience of working with such a wonderful cast and crew was totally amazing and I hope the audience likes me as Nandita Hariprasad," says Sakshi Tanwar.
M-O-M will release on September 10 and Coldd Lassi Aur Chicken Masala on September 3.