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Emraan Hashmi to lead Karan Johar’s ‘Showtime’ on Disney+ Hotstar

Karan Johar’s Dharmatic Entertainment has confirmed its original series ‘Showtime’, which stars Emraan Hashmi, alongside Mahima Makwana, Mouni Roy and Naseeruddin Shah.

The fictional series has been described as an epic saga of legacy and ambition in the world of cinema.

Talking about the show, Emraan Hashmi said, “Being in the industry for so long, I have seen both the good and bad side of it, so when this show came to me, I grabbed the opportunity of being a part of it and could resonate with it on various levels. Disney+ Hotstar and Dharmatic Entertainment have been known to be some of the most quality storytellers in the industry and collaborating with them has been an incredible experience. We have always seen the audience longing to know more about what goes on behind the closed doors of Bollywood and let me just say – we have heard you all! Get ready to dive deep into the tales of Bollywood!”

Karan Johar, Founder and Managing Director of Dharmatic Entertainment said, “Showtime is a series that is very close to my heart, it gives a closer look into the power struggles of the showbiz. The show will ensure that battle lines are drawn and crossed & keeps the camera rolling with the audiences clapping. To tell a story so strong and powerful there could not have been a better partner than Disney+ Hotstar. We are extremely excited and eager to bring forth this one for the audience and hope they enjoy the series.”

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Apoorva Mehta, CEO Dharma Productions & Dharmatic said, “Showtime is a very unique and interesting series and will delve into the world of Bollywood, production houses and how they function. Tangled in power struggles, the series will definitely entertain the audiences. Dharma along with Dharmatic & Disney+ Hotstar have had a successful partnership and with Showtime we aim to strengthen this bond and churn out stories like never before.”

Gaurav Banerjee, Head – Content, Disney+ Hotstar & HSM Entertainment Network, Disney Star said, “Collaborating with Dharmatic Entertainment has always been a great experience and the success of Koffee with Karan stands as a testament to that. The next story we wanted to tell was about Bollywood and the trade secrets, so who better than Karan Johar who has been the heart of the industry and also the center of conversations around nepotism. We hope Showtime will bring a new flavour to the world of Bollywood that fans will enjoy.”

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