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PCCW Media video-on-demand (VOD) service Viu will release two new shows co-produced by Bollywood director and producer Vikram Bhatt in the first quarter of the year.

Viu PCCW Media VOD serviceThe exclusive but as yet untitled shows, commissioned by Viu, will also be co-produced by digital media company Culture Machine.

One is an urban thriller with supernatural elements, while the other is based on the life of a reigning Bollywood star who overcomes the odds to become a superstar.

“With an auteur par excellence like Vikram Bhatt presenting the soon to be launched shows, subscribers of Viu should be in for a visual treat come 2017,” commented Vishal Maheshwari, head of Vuclip India, the company that powers Viu’s VOD service.

“Always exciting to work on projects for a digital audience. The creative challenge is to hold on to their attention and make them want for more,” Bhatt added. “The allure of the paranormal that plays on in your minds and the vicarious thrill of knowing what it is like to lead the life of a Bollywood star are sure to glue the audience to their laptop or mobile screens.”

The cast for the new Viu shows will be launched within the next two weeks. “What you can expect is very strong characterisations of the female protagonists,” added Bhatt.
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