SRINAGAR: Popular television actor Kritika Kamra is all set to make her debut on the digital platform with Tandav in which she is playing the role of Sana Mir, a Kashmiri girl who is politically active in her college but has journalistic ambitions as well.
The 9-hour drama series is all set to be released on Over The Top (OTT) giant Amazon Prime Videos soon. It is staring Saif Ali Khan, Dimple Kapadia, Sunil Grover, Mohammad Zeeshan Ayyub, Kritika Kamra and Gauahar Khan among others. The programme is directed by Ali Abbas Zafar.
In an interview with the Indian Express, Kamra described her character as “intense” Here are the excerpts from the interview:
“I am playing Sana Mir, a political science student. She hails from Kashmir and is politically very active. It’s actually very difficult to describe her in a few lines. Like most characters in the show, Sana is also very intense. she is involved in campus politics. There is a very interesting arc to her character,” Kamra told the newspaper.
She told the newspaper about her involvement in Tandav saying: “I got a call from the casting team for an audition. While they did not give me any details, the scene I read was very interesting. That made me really intrigued, and I wanted to know more about the world. Till that time, I didn’t even know who was making it. The round went really well, and after we had a few more tests, I was given the bound script. Incidentally, I was traveling then and the script was so complex, with so many tracks running together, that I couldn’t read it at one go. I actually relished it and read an episode a day. By the time I finished it, I was blown away. I really wanted to do the show as I haven’t seen anything like this made in India.”
Set to be released on January 15, Tandav is a drama about a power struggle in a fictional political party. Earlier, it was named Dilli but later the name changed to Tandav.
“It’s set in current times, and depicts the power of social media, IT cells, cars, gadgetry, everything that is happening around the world. We’ve tried to explore what politics as a world does, rather than any particular person or scenario,” Ali Abbas Zafar its director was quoted saying. “It’s the universal idea that if someone is oppressed, someone will raise their voice.” He, however, said, Tandav is a very personal story.
The actual storyline, however, is not known. However, for the last few months a young lady is in circulation on social media whose status befits the role Kamra is playing.